From the sounds of things over on the KU board, there is no buyout in the contract, so if they wanted to can him at the end of the season they would owe him the $8M for the remainder of the contract within 90 days of termination. Sounds like KU may have a couple more years of sucking before they can try to right the ship.
And as for recent history, we have blown 20+ point leads to KU two years in a row, and have lost 5 in a row to the Jayhawks. Throw in a real shot at bowl eligibility and I really can't see how our team can't be "up" for this game.
I'm a firm believer that you owe a coach (and yourself) an opportunity to succeed before you pull the plug. They would be stupid to fire him after only one season regardless of how futile that season was.
If any player wearing the cardinal and gold does not have motivation to get up for this game, they are playing for the wrong coach.
"There are five real good recruits in the state. We got three of them. One couldn’t get into school, and the other went to (the University of) Iowa...which is about the same thing." - Coach Johnny Orr
I don't think Rhoads will allow his team to suffer the same fate they just dealt to Texas. This team is in no position to be overconfident and I think the boys will stay humble and hungry. These last 4 games will not be quite the meat grinder that the previous 4 were, but they still won't be a picnic.
As others have pointed out, Rhoads beats the teams he should. And if we are serious about moving up in the Big 12, the fans need to show up in force on Saturday.
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