The Red Solo Cup Ole Miss blog is pushing an interesting rumor:
"We're hearing rumors which would lead us to believe that the Rebels will be playing the Kansas Jayhawks in 2009. If this is indeed true, the matchup will be held in Dallas, at the new Cowboys Stadium (is that really what they're calling it?), with a guaranteed payout of $6 million for each team."
Everyone on the Gridiron Board is all in, except me. I like the gambler's attitude over there, but I don't see this as a good idea.
The money would be nice, but it's a 12-game schedule and the physical toll of matching up with an SEC team in the non-conference is going to wear on us by midseason—similar to the USF game. We have Texas, OU, and Tech on our schedule, and conference games count (non-cons are to prepare for Big 12 play). We need to focus on winning the division and championship game.
Also, consider that we need development time for the brand new interior line and the new linebackers. We will not be ready for Top 10 competition in September.
James Holt vs. The Nation
Graduating senior James Holt will get in on one of the senior All-Star games. It's called the Nation vs. Texas and it will be played Jan. 31 at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The game starts at 2:00 pm and will be televised by CSTV.
The New DL Coach
The Jayhawks announced their new defensive line coach earlier this week. Fresno State's DL coach Kerry Locklin takes the position at KU after working with the FSU line since 2000.
Here's a look at the Fresno State defensive stats during his tenure: