“I think Maty Mauk is going to have a bigger impact than a guy like Tyler Lockett. I would hesitate to say that Maty Mauk won’t be the most important player in the area to his team.”
Jay Binkley, when asked to name which local college football player would have the biggest impact on his team this season, 610 AM
GH: Binkley was quick to add that he thinks the K-State wide receiver is a supreme talent but it is his opinion that as Mizzou’s quarterback, Mauk will have a better chance to impact his Tigers. I would agree that Mauk’s position gives him the nod over Lockett as far as every-down impact BUT there may not be a better player in the Big 12 or the SEC than Mr. Tyler Lockett. I remember how devastating a weapon David Allen was as a kick returner for KSU and also Tyler’s dad, Kevin as a great wide out. Maybe KSU’s best ever was Darnell McDonald. All three played on that wildly talented yet underachieving 1998 Wildcat team that was bitten by the Sirr Parker miracle. Tyler might do things this fall that no receiver/returner will ever top at KSU.
“I am afraid my expectations for Maty Mauk are too high. Because they are through the roof!”
Steven St. John, on his excitement about Mizzou’s redshirt sophomore quarterback this season, 810 AM
GH: Mauk stunned me and I am sure a few other college football fans with how well he stepped off Mizzou’s bench in the middle of their second SEC season and not only maintained but added to MU’s run toward the SEC title game. Mauk strikes me as a kid who will enjoy the pressure of high expectations.
“(Bill Snyder) just looks as good as he’s ever looked. I don’t know if I can name a time when he won’t be doing this.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: I have a good friend who just turned 66 and he still plays pick-up basketball games at the local gym a couple of times a week. He looked 60 when he was 50 and he doesn’t look like he’s aged a day the past 15 years. Snyder is one of those guys who has always looked old but never seems to get any older. For college football’s sake, I hope the guy sticks around longer than JoePa did.
“I think the sky is the limit for the potential of Montel (Cozart).”
Charlie Weis, on KU’s sophomore quarterback out of Bishop Miege, 810 AM
GH: Cozart was not nearly as impressive in his varsity debut Mauk was as a redshirt freshman. The state of KU’s offensive line last season might have a lot to do with the discrepancy. Cozart looks to have some talent. I just hope he gets to display it while remaining vertical.
“We still have some holes. We just don’t have as many of them.”
Charlie Weis, assessing his 2014 Jayhawks in an interview with Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: I like this for KU’s slogan better than the “One Team. One Chant,” motto. When I first heard this slogan on the KU radio ad, I thought the voiceover was saying, “One Team. One Chance.” Talk about getting real in your marketing campaign!
“It’s been six years since (Kansas) has won a road game in this conference. That’s staggering.”
Kurtis Seaboldt, 810 AM
GH: Holy Turner Gill! Damn, that is some stat!
“I think the guy who came off the best (at the Big 12 media days) is (Texas Tech’s) Kliff Kingsbury. The guy just oozes cool.”
Jay Binkley, 610 AM
GH: Who oozes cool in Kansas City? Dom Dwyer? Jamaal Charles? Dayton Moore looks cool but he oozes something else.
“The bottom line is whoever manages failure in this game comes out the best in the end.” Dayton Moore, Fox Sports KC
GH: The Royals should be experts at this skill set.
“It’s our greatest fear realized: Joakim Soria is a Tiger now. Only saving grace is that the Royals aren’t really chasing Detroit anymore.”
Rany Jazayerli, @jazayerli, Twitter GH: I don’t understand why Soria being a Tiger should concern the Royals. We have had more players leave this franchise and go on to achieve postseason success than maybe any other perennial losing team. We are well versed in watching the kids move on and up while we just watch.
“Serious cool in new #USMNT facility that #SportingKC folks envision. Makes KC to soccer what Colo. Springs is to #Olympics.”
Jeff Rosen, @jeff_rosen88, Twitter
GH: Hope this happens. KCK is becoming the next Dubai.
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