Count KU athletics director Bob Frederick among the many who were surprised the Jayhawks won five football games during Terry Allen's first year.
"Yes, to be honest," Frederick said. "I thought maybe we'd win three or perhaps four."
Frederick has no qualms about his decision to hire Allen nearly a year ago.
"It's been a real joy," Frederick said. "Our entire department has embraced Terry because he embraced them from Day One. I really sense more excitement about what's coming in KU football than in the 11 years I've been here. Obviously, winning five games at home and beating Missouri and Oklahoma helped."