31 Days hath August and all the rest are a 'must'
July 2019 was the longest month in my long and short-term memories, and one of the worst ever for sports nuts like me. You simply can't push a Grandstanding 'King from the Queens' off the headlines. No way.
But I'm recovering. How do I know?
I'm picking up on a lot of the hidden goodies, of which I'll here list a few.
No one in Texas has previously followed the Kansas Jayhawks very closely. But this year they may get the yearning to do so. Former Rockdale QB Torry Locklin, redhirted in 2018, is now on the active roster for the Jayhawks, who also have a new head coach, Les Miles, who, in turn, has hired a new offensive coordinator, the experienced Lee Koenning, known to be a developer of quarterbacks.
Miles was fired at LSU in 2016 despite his Tigers having won a national championship in 2007, two SEC titles, and 77% of their games. Why was he fired? Because of his "stubbornness," he would not change his offense to a more creative, wide-open attack—reliable sources have told us.
Copano hopes Locklin and Koenning will be able to give Miles all the flexibility he will ever need.
And speaking further of the same: Has Jason Herring been able to make the adjustments
needed for his Refugio Bobcats to recover in 2019 from their losses to both of the 2018 2A champions, Mason and Mart?
We should have a pretty good answer by the morning after the Bobcats have played 3A D1 Goliad, which inflicted upon them their third loss in 2018, 0-35 (Week 2), the first Bobcat shutout in 17 years. The two rivals clash in Goliad on September 6th.
If that's not enough, we should know for sure about the Bobcats late on September 27th, after they have hosted the Mart Panthers in a revenge game. Mart won 41-8 last year.
Back to the Jayhawks.
Let's not feel sorry for Les Miles having been fired at LSU. Between that firing and his Kansas hiring, he found lucrative work in the movies. His latest role was in The Challenger Disaster, as Nelson, released in January of this year. His annual salary heading the Jayhawk football program is said to be $2.8 million.
The Big 12 Jayhawks meet TCU in Fort Worth, September 28th, and the UT Longhorns in Austin on October 19th. They host Baylor on November 30th.