2011 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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2011 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011 record 2–10 (0–9 Big 12)
Head coach Turner Gill (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Chuck Long
Defensive coordinator Vic Shealy
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,071)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Oklahoma State   8 1         12 1  
#15 Kansas State   7 2         10 3  
#13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
#16 Oklahoma   6 3         10 3  
Missouri   5 4         8 5  
Texas   4 5         8 5  
Texas A&M   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         5 7  
Kansas   0 9         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Jayhawks were led by second year head coach Turner Gill and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference.

The Jayhawks were picked to finish last by most voters in the preseason Big 12 polls. The Jayhawks conference schedule began with a loss at home to Texas Tech and ended with a loss to the Missouri in the Border Showdown game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Jayhawks finished with a 2–10 record, 0–9 in Big 12 play, and did not play in a bowl game for the third straight year. The Jayhawks had one of the toughest schedules in the nation. The Jayhawks schedule is currently ranked 4th in the nation according to Collegefootballpoll.com. During the season, the Jayhawks played Texas A&M and Missouri as members of the Big 12 for the final time, as both schools left for the SEC in July 2012.

Schedule[edit]

[1][2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 PM #20 (FCS) McNeese State* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 42–24   41,068
September 10 6:00 PM Northern Illinois* Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FCS W 45–42   48,084
September 17 11:30 AM at Georgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA FSN L 24–66   42,025
October 1 11:00 AM Texas Techdagger Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 35–46   39,621
October 8 2:30 PM at #7 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK L 28–70   58,030[3]
October 15 8:15 PM #1 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS ESPN2 L 17–47   42,580[4]
October 22 11:00 AM #16 Kansas State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown/Governor's Cup) FSN L 21–59   47,157[5]
October 29 6:00 PM at Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX LHN L 0–43   99,211
November 5 11:30 AM at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FCS L 10–13   51,575
November 12 1:00 PM Baylor Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS L 30–31 OT  35,188
November 19 11:00 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX FSN L 7–61   86,411
November 26 2:30 PM vs. Missouri Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Border War) FSN L 10–24   47,059
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

2011 Kansas Jayhawks football roster
(starters in bold)

Quarterbacks

  •  2 Jordan WebbRedshirt So.
  •  8 Quinn Meacham – Sr.
  • 14 Michael Cummings – Fr.
  • 16 Brock Berglund – Fr.
  • 17 Blake Jablonski – Redshirt Fr.

Running Backs

  •  3 Darrian Miller – Fr.
  •  6 Rell Lewis – Redshirt Sr.
  • 23 Anthony Pierson – Fr.
  • 25 Brandon Bourbon – Redshirt Fr.
  • 29 James SimsSo.
  • 37 Ryan Burton – Redshirt So.
  • 39 Josh Smith – Redshirt Fr.
  • 43 Ed Fink – Redshirt Fr.
  • 45 Nick Sizemore – Redshirt Jr.

Wide Receivers

  •  7 Kale PickRedshirt Jr.
  • 12 Christian Matthews – Redshirt So.
  • 15 Injury icon 2.svg Daymond Patterson – Sr.
  • 18 Neal Barlow – Redshirt So. (TR)
  • 20 D.J. BeshearsJr.
  • 22 Connor Embree – Redshirt Fr. (TR)
  • 26 Chase Knighton – Redshirt Jr.
  • 80 Ricki Herod – Redshirt Fr.
  • 81 Marquis Jackson – Fr.
  • 82 Andrew Turzilli – Redshirt Fr.
  • 83 Chris Omigie – Redshirt So.
  • 84 Brian Maura – Redshirt Fr.
  • 88 Erick McGriff – Redshirt So.
  • 89 JaCorey Shepherd – Fr.

Tight Ends

  • 11 A.J. Steward – Redshirt Sr.
  • 38 Justin Puthoff – Redshirt So.
  • 41 Jimmay Mundine – Redshirt Fr.
  • 44 Scott Baron – Fr.
  • 46 Chris McEnaney – Fr.
  • 49 Brandon Olson – Fr.
  • 85 Trent Smiley – Redshirt Fr.
  • 86 Tim BiereSr.
  • 87 Ted McNulty – Redshirt Sr.
 

Offensive Line

  • 53 Tom Mabry – Redshirt So.
  • 54 Justin Carnes – Redshirt So. (Long Snapper)
  • 59 Tanner Gibas – Fr. (Long Snapper)
  • 62 Cooper Kerns – Fr.
  • 63 Chad Kolumber – Redshirt Fr.
  • 66 Dylan Admire – Fr.
  • 67 Duane ZlatnikRedshirt Jr.
  • 68 Luke Luhrsen – Fr.
  • 69 Trevor MarrongelliRedshirt Jr.
  • 70 Gavin Howard – Redshirt So.
  • 72 Tanner HawkinsonRedshirt Jr.
  • 73 Damon Martin – Fr.
  • 74 Jeff SpikesRedshirt Sr.
  • 75 Travis Bodenstein – Fr.
  • 76 Bryan Peters – Fr.
  • 77 Jeremiah HatchRedshirt Sr.
  • 78 Josh Burgoon – Redshirt So.
  • 79 Riley Spencer – Redshirt So.

Defensive Line

  • 35 Toben OpurumJr.
  • 38 Josh Richardson – Redshirt Jr.
  • 55 Michael Reynolds – Fr.
  • 56 Javonte Daniel – Fr.
  • 62 Dylan Avery – Redshirt Fr.
  • 64 Randall Dent – Redshirt So.
  • 65 Mike Martinovich -Sr.
  • 71 Injury icon 2.svg John Williams – Redshirt Jr.
  • 78 Shane Smith – Redshirt So.
  • 90 Kevin YoungRedshirt So.
  • 91 Pat Lewandowski – Redshirt Fr.
  • 92 Patrick Dorsey – Redshirt Sr.
  • 93 Ben Goodman – Fr.
  • 94 Tyrone Sellers – Redshirt So.
  • 96 Keba AgostinhoSo.
  • 97 Richard Johnson, Jr.Redshirt Sr.
  • 98 JaQwaylin Arps – Redshirt Fr.
  • 99 Julius Green – Fr.
 

Linebackers

  •  2 Darius WillisRedshirt So.
  •  4 Prinz Kande – Redshirt So.
  • 17 Tunde BakareJr.
  • 31 Ben Heeney – Fr.
  • 34 Huldon Tharp – Redshirt So.
  • 37 Brian Blackwell – Redshirt So.
  • 41 Jake Love – Fr.
  • 44 Malcolm Walker – Jr.
  • 46 Steve Mestan – Redshirt So.
  • 47 Isaac Wright – Jr.
  • 49 Tyler Hunt – Redshirt Jr.
  • 50 Jake Farley – Redshirt Fr.
  • 52 Steven JohnsonSr.
  • 53 Ryan Karlin – Fr.
  • 57 Colin Garrett – Fr.
  • 59 Blake Abbott – Redshirt Fr.
  • 60 Brandon Esposito – Redshirt So.

Cornerbacks

  •  5 Greg BrownRedshirt Jr.
  • 10 Corrigan Powell – Redshirt Jr.
  • 18 Adonis Saunders – Fr.
  • 19 Isiah BarfieldRedshirt Sr.
  • 22 Dexter McDonald – Redshirt Fr.
  • 26 Chris Robinson – Fr.
  • 30 Anthony Davis – Redshirt Sr.
  • 33 Tyler Patmon – Redshirt So.
  • 39 Dominic Foreman – Jr.

Safeties

  •  1 Lubbock Smith – Redshirt Jr.
  •  9 Keeston TerrySo.
  • 14 Tyler Hill – Jr.
  • 24 Bradley McDougaldJr.
  • 27 Victor Simmons – Fr.
  • 32 Dexter Linton – Redshirt So.
  • 36 Brandon Hawks – Redshirt Jr.
  • 40 Ray Mitchell – Redshirt Fr.'
  • 43 Alex Matlock – Fr.

Punters

  • 13 Ron DohertySo.
  • 19 Victor McBride – Redshirt Fr.

Kickers

  • 10 Alex MuellerFr.
  • 13 Ron Doherty – So.

Postseason coaching change[edit]

Following their 59–21 loss to rival Kansas State, Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger, expressed his displeasure to the Jayhawks performance during the season in a press conference. In the press conference, Zenger said "I don't expect any player, coach, administrator, fan or alum to accept the performance on the field today or in recent weeks. We will get this thing fixed. We will continue to evaluate the program on a week-by-week basis. At the University of Kansas, we will never make complete evaluations until the season is complete and the body of work is in." Many local sports analysts interpreted that statement as Zenger officially putting head coach Turner Gill on the "hotseat" meaning he could be fired if things do not change.[6] The day after losing KU's final game of the season to Missouri, Zenger fired Turner Gill who had a 5–19 record, 1–16 within the conference.[7] Former Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis was hired to replace him on December 8.[8]

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