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2006 Kansas Jayhawks Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Kansas Jayhawks season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Kansas Jayhawks Football Schedule. If you are betting on college football games use Maddux Sports' expert College football picks for the added insurance over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for this NCAA season.

Coach: Mark Mangino (5th year at Kansas)
Team Name: Jayhawks
2005 Overall Record: 6-5
2005 Big 12 Conference Record 3-5
Returning Starters: 10

Kansas went to the Forth Worth Bowl last year, beating Houston 42-13. They have a chance to be bowl bound again this season. If they manage to go to a bowl game two seasons in a row, something they’ve never before, freshman QB Kerry Meier will have to lead them there. Meire is NFL big, athletic, accurate and strong. Can all of that make up for inexperience?

At TB, Joe Cornish (134 carries, 780 yards, 9 TDs) may be the Jayhawks’ first 1,000-yard rusher in a decade. He may need to have a career year, considering the lack or experience the team has at receiver. There’s excellent news for the running game in that much of the offensive line is back.

On defense, the Jayhawks were third in the country at stopping the run. Although most of the starters are gone, Kansas has the next class primed and ready to go. If the team is missing anything on “D,” it’s in the secondary, which has little experience and depth.

There’s good news on the schedule. The Jayhawks do not have to play Texas, Oklahoma or Texas Tech. Baylor, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State round out their season. This team should win at least 6. Toledo, Colorado, Iowa State, Missouri and Texas A&M can all go either way. They could win 11, four more than in 2005.

Kansas Jayhawks 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Northwestern State
Home
Sep 9
ULM
Home
Sep 15
Toledo
Road
Sep 23
South Florida
Home
Sep 30
Nebraska
Road
Oct 7
Texas A&M
Home
Oct 14
Oklahoma State
Home
Oct 21
Baylor
Road
Oct 28
Colorado
Home
Nov 4
Iowa State
Road
Nov 18
Kansas State
Home
Nov 25
Missouri
Road

 

For more data on the 2006 Kansas football program, view the Jayhawks team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Big 12 competition.

 

2006 Big 12 Football Previews

For the team previews on all of the Big Twelve football teams, find the team you are interested in and click the link below. For other universities not in the Big 12 visit the main 2006 NCAA football preview page.

Main Big 12 Conference Preview Page

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