The Kansas offensive line forgot what its job is

Kansas head coach David Beaty watches during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Kansas hasn’t won a road game since 2009.

It’s one of those stats that sounds more unbelievable than it should. After all, the Jayhawks have taken trips to Northern Illinois, Rice and Rutgers to name a few. Certainly a Big 12 team should be able to pull out a victory in one of those games.

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And, sure, it’s easy to rag on a school that repeatedly shoots itself in the foot time and time again (See: Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, Lew Perkins), so you try to take it all with a grain of salt. You see small improvements and you think, “Oh wow, maybe this team is getting somewhere.”

Then, you see something like this:



Let me tell you what this is. It’s another brick in the wall. It’s not even a top-five lowlight in Kansas’ decade-long odyssey from the 2008 Orange Bowl to wherever it is now.

Just don’t let the lack of blocking distract you from that box score in the bottom right. The one showing the Jayhawks’ -1 rushing yards in the second quarter to a MAC school that had tallied 101 rushing yards at that point in the same game.

KU does have talented players on its roster and this is a program that can be fixed. It’s just that every time you want to put even the faintest bit of hope in the Jayhawks turning things around, they give you more than enough reasons to show you how wrong you were.

Saturday’s game in Athens is just the latest example as the Jayhawks went on to drop the game, 42-30.

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Blake Schuster is a writer for Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at blakeschuster@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!