Game Day: Northwestern

Media links for today's opener against Northwestern.

Kansas University lost four seniors who started on defense in the 2002 season finale, a 55-20 loss to Oklahoma State. While the loss of four players didn't necessitate a massive overhaul, having one of the worst defenses in the nation certainly did.

Transformation starts with Juco transfers (KU Sports)

The roar is so loud that Adrian Jones can feel it before he even steps on the field. It's causing the walls of the locker room to quiver, this sonic boom created by 50,250 voices, and Jones knows it won't stop until well after he and his teammates are in the showers. Kansas' offensive left tackle can dream, can't he?

Halfway house (Hawk Zone)

When you've gone 2-10 and didn't win a league game, the last thing you want is status quo. Even if this is only your second year on the job. Time to fire up, turn the tables and apply lessons learned. So what is Mark Mangino up to as his second go-round as Kansas' football coach begins tonight against Northwestern? "I've learned to develop patience," Mangino said.

Forward progress (Wichita Eagle)

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