It goes without saying that the Kansas football team is currently struggling on the field.

In week one, the team came out flat and got trounced at home by Coastal Carolina 38-23. In week two, they got a Baylor beat down losing 47-14. And in week three, they looked outmatched in every way against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

It’s clear they needed this time during the bye week to help shore up some fundamental on-the field issues that is causing these blowout losses. However, the reason they need to show improvements has nothing to do with the present; it has to do with the future.

Last week, the staff saw their first de-commitment when one of their top 2021 recruits, three-star wide receiver Keon Coleman, announced he would no longer be attending the University of Kansas.

If Les Miles and staff hope to avoid a recruiting exodus, they need to start showing signs of a positive future for this program beginning this Saturday. They need to look prepared. They need to be competitive.

If they aren’t, then the future of the program could be in doubt.

It’s been repeated time and time again by Miles and Athletic Director Jeff Long that this is a process, they are building this the right way, and it will take time. “Building this the right way” refers to recruiting high school athletes and correcting KU’s past scholarship issues.

While recruiting high school athletes – and not loading up on JUCO prospects – is the right approach to building a successful program long term, that only works if the recruits remain committed through signing day.

And getting more talent on this roster is crucial for KU to be able to compete in the Big 12 Conference.

That’s why it is important for the staff and the team to show improvement heading into the second half of the season. These recruits and their families want to see a program headed in the right direction and that will help reinforce confidence in their decision to sign with KU when the time comes.

College football’s Early Signing Period begins Dec. 16, 2020. According to JayhawkSlant.com, the Jayhawks currently have 20 prospects committed. The class ranks No. 41 in the country and No. 5 in the Big 12.

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Being a Kansas fan was never a choice for me. In fact, my dad told me that a KU basketball game was on TV while I was being born. I guess it was fate! I grew up in Topeka, KS surrounded by a family full of Jayhawks. When it came time for me to go to college there was only one place I applied and only one place I wanted to go – KU. I grew up playing basketball and baseball and still attempt to play to this day. Although, I’ve now fully embraced the slow pitch softball phase of my life. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll notice I’m an equally passionate Kansas City Chiefs fan and a supporter of all KC sports. Rock Chalk!
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Being a Kansas fan was never a choice for me. In fact, my dad told me that a KU basketball game was on TV while I was being born. I guess it was fate! I grew up in Topeka, KS surrounded by a family full of Jayhawks. When it came time for me to go to college there was only one place I applied and only one place I wanted to go – KU. I grew up playing basketball and baseball and still attempt to play to this day. Although, I’ve now fully embraced the slow pitch softball phase of my life. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll notice I’m an equally passionate Kansas City Chiefs fan and a supporter of all KC sports. Rock Chalk!
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