Letters to the Editor

Meier’s turn

November 13, 2009


To the editor:

It’s clear we can no longer ignore the elephant in the blue No. 5 jersey. What has happened to Todd Reesing reminds me of what happened to a former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, Rick Ankiel. Ankiel’s rookie season in 2000 he was a stud pitcher with a sick curveball who even crushed frequent home runs when he stepped into the batter’s box.

It looked like Ankiel was on his way to being a superstar, then in the playoffs he couldn’t get the ball over the plate. The worse he did the more his confidence dwindled to the point where he was out of baseball. There was no explanation for his collapse.

Reesing’s devolution is just as perplexing. When last we saw the real Reesing, he was carving up Iowa State for nearly 500 yards, and the team’s concern was with the defense. The sad truth is that the defense over the last four games has played well enough for us to win. Reesing, on the other hand, has been a human turnover machine.

I think it’s time we turn the offense over to Kerry Meier. Kerry came to KU to play quarterback. Reesing beat him out and instead of crying about it Meier has done everything the team has asked of him. Now it’s time to repay his hard work. Mangino should open up the QB competition between Meier and Reesing, because honestly Reesing has done enough to lose his job.


justforfun 8 years, 7 months ago

Jeremy You win the award for dumbest LTE award for the week! Your solution is to change QB's with 3 games left to a guy who barley practices at QB during the week? Much less has played it in a game for 2 years. I'm sure Meier would say "oh thanks coach for letting me get my brains beat out by NU and Texas to end my career!"

To compare this to Rick Ankiel is silly, or do you thing Reesing should come back as an offensive lineman?? I mean Ankiel came back as a power hitting outfielder!!!

royalpain 8 years, 7 months ago

Are you Oprah and Steadman's illegtimate love-child? That was the dumbest thing I've read in awhile. You make Sarah Palin look like Longfellow. Why in the heck would you write a LTE about changing the QB? Write to the coach, he's the one who makes such decisions. Before I let you go, imagine, if you can, KU football the last 3 seasons without Reesing at QB. Not as much fun, is it?

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