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Kansas Jayhawks 2015 NCAA Football Gambling Odds & Predictions

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The sad-sack Jayhawks have a new head coach and offensive co-ordinator (David Beaty and Rob Likens, respectively) and they are looking for the right signal-caller to run the team’s new Air Raid offense.

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KU Jayhawks
Head Coach: David Beaty
2014 Record: 3-9
Kansas Odds to win 2015 Big 12 Championship: Bet the Field +50000
Odds to win Big 12: 500/1

Kansas may have as few as five returning starters on the entire team, so 2015 is going to be a narrative of change in Lawrence. It is a good thing, too, as this program has been miserable since its 2008 Orange Bowl victory.

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Beaty hopes to rebuild the football program from the ground up, but at the end of the day, KU is a basketball school. It won’t be impossible, but it’ll certainly be a long, arduous process.

In a season where there will probably be more pain before there is cure, let’s examine the strengths and weaknesses of the 2015 Kansas Jayhawks.

Team Strengths:

If senior Michael Cummings is well enough to go, he should start under center. He brought much-needed continuity to the offense last season and he shared the Jayhawks’ Offensive POY award. He went down with a knee injury in the spring, so his status is currently in doubt.

With no Cummings, Kansas’s best bet is dual-threat junior Montell Cozart. The Jayhawks bagged in-state talent Ryan Willis, also, so that could be good news as soon as this season. The process of viewing silver linings has begun, as you can probably tell.

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Senior “Will” LB Jake Love registered three sacks a year ago, and he’ll be relied on among a unit that is inexperienced.

We don’t know how good SS Bazie Bates IV and FS Fish Smithson will be, but aren’t the names alone enough a strength?

Team Weaknesses

This, sadly, is a longer list. Kansas’s returning receivers bring only seven career receptions among them. Some pieces of treasure among the trash must emerge. It might be best to look at TE, where Ben Johnson and Kent Taylor look promising.

Nobody really knows what Kansas will get with its offensive line. The only established piece is senior OT Larry Mazyck, and LT Jordan Shelley-Smith is transitioning from TE. Underclassmen definitely have a chance to leave an impact and earn playing time.

Aside from senior DE Ben Goodman, the experience on the other side of the ball is woeful. The back seven must find a way to create turnovers, especially from CB Brandon Stewart, who looked like he could do just that in spring ball.

The special teams unit has some questions after losing All-Big 12 punter Trevor Pardula. Starting K Matthew Wyman must improve his accuracy and senior P Eric Kahn has never kicked in college before.

2015-16 Kansas Jayhawks Prediction: 1-11

It takes an historically bad football team to go winless over the 12 games of the NCAA season, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility that this team could earn that ignominious mark. The coaching staff doesn’t know what it’ll get at QB with either potential player running the new scheme. Some starting spots are absolutely still available. Kansas is just looking for players to assert themselves.

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The ‘Hawks should be able to wrest a win from South Dakota State in Week 1, but other than that it could be a long year in Beaty’s first at the helm. If Kansas top brass want the program built properly, they would be wise to practice patience.

2015 Jayhawks Schedule

9/5/15 NOON SD ST.
9/12/15 7:00 PM MEM
9/26/15 NOON @RUTG
10/3/15 TBD @IA. ST.
10/10/15 TBD BAYLOR
10/17/15 TBD TX. TECH
10/24/15 TBD @OK. ST.
10/31/15 TBD OU
11/7/15 TBD @TEXAS
11/14/15 TBD @TCU
11/21/15 TBD WVU
11/28/15 TBD KSU

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