Future of Kansas Jayhawks Football

David HuckabeeContributor IApril 1, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 29:  Quarterback Todd Reesing #5 of the Kansas Jayhawks celebrates after  a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Missouri Tigers on November 29, 2008 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Coming off one of the most historic runs in KU football, Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks are looking to make another run at the Big 12 North title.

With starters such as Todd Reesing, Kerry Meier, and Jake Sharp coming back, KU's offensive will be as strong as ever. KU is looking to move Meier to full time WR, unless Kale Pick can not grasp enough to become KU's backup quarterback.

The problem with KU this year will lie on the defensive side of the ball.

Who is going to replace the three-headed monster of Joe Mortensen, Mike Rivera, and James Holt? These guys were the life of the KU defense and made big plays when KU needed it.

Not only is KU going to be looking for a new linebacking core, but I also think our defensive backs could use an upgrade. Last year, our corner backs were constantly getting blown by or thrown over. It's obvious that the Big 12 is on the rebound right now and it is time for KU to step up and get some solid six-foot backs.

Although I do not want to end on a sour note, I want to ensure you KU will play a huge role in the Big 12 this year and in the BCS games. KU has one of their best, on paper, recruiting classes coming in, and the future is looking better and better each day!

Only one thing left to say: Rock Chalk Jayhawk GO KU!