Now that Missouri has moved on, we have only one major rivalry game around here in college football, if you want to call it that.
KU has been so bad for so long, this game hardly qualifies as a rivalry. Bill Snyder owns KU. He owns the state of Kansas every fall.
Under Snyder, the ‘Cats have won 16 of 20 from the Jayhawks.
I'll give Charlie Weis credit. He's trying to change the culture (by the way, I detest that word, but anyhow).
Charlie got rid of the red jerseys for his QB's this week. The QB is always off-limits in practice, but not this week at KU.
Heck, they don't even let you hit the quarterback in jail-yard pickup games.
But Charlie Weis is desperate.
He knows he doesn't have the horses to compete with K-State, nor does he have good enough football players to match up with Bill Snyder.
Here we are a third of the way into the season, and Charlie has finally discovered his Jayhawks aren't tough enough.
That's never a good sign, right before your so-called "rivalry game."
I was surprised to hear about all the hatred and vitriol these two schools have for one another. Perhaps I'm a little naive, but I thought that stuff was reserved only for people who wear black and gold.
I was in Abilene, Kansas this week and was engaged in a conversation about the KU-Kansas State game.
A gentleman pointed to a pickup truck that had one of those gun racks, with a shotgun in it. He calmly let me know Kansas Jayhawks are not welcomed in Dickinson County.
He got my attention.
I think he was being facetious, but I'm really not sure. Truth of the matter is, this game will be a bloodbath.
If you're a KU fan, you're in for a long day. Just be thankful you no longer must play Missouri, too.
That's Jack's Smack.