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Jayhawks fans start GoFundMe page to fire AD Sheahon Zenger

NCAA Football: Kansas at Iowa State

After getting humiliated by the TCU Horned Frogs on primetime Saturday night, Kansas Jayhawks fans are upset as ever. A portion of fans have started a GoFundMe page to fly a flag over Memorial Stadium for next week’s Kansas State game calling for the firing of Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger.

The page can be found here and is nearly halfway to reaching its goal of $1,100 for the banner to be flown.

It appears like the page was set up before the TCU game, but getting a total of 21 yards against the Horned Frogs has only made things worse.

The Page explains:

In 2011, the University of Kansas hired Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger with the task of fixing the football program at KU. After a 2007 Orange Bowl win, things declined season by season. With then AD Lew Perkins ouster, Zenger was brought on and said to have an extensive football background and would help bring our floundering football program back to prominence.

Instead, we have endured one of the worst, if not the worst, stretches of football in Kansas University’s history.

One simply needs to look at the numbers:

2011: 2-10
2012: 1-11
2013: 3-9
2014: 3-9
2015: 0-12
2016: 2-10
2017: 1-6 (as of this writing)

Zenger’s three football hires, Charlie Weis, interim Clint Bowen (eight games, all in Big 12) and David Beaty, have combined to go 10-57 overall, 5-56 vs. FBS schools and 3-46 in the Big 12. As frightening as the Big 12 mark looks, it’s actually not as embarrassing as a 2-10 record vs. other FBS schools, including a 1-4 mark vs. MAC members. In Zenger’s entire tenure as AD, 7 years now, KU football has not won a single football game on the road. Zero. KU will tie the all time record for straight road losses with a loss this weekend at TCU, which seems all but certain. In fact, it’s highly likely we will not win another game this season, finishing with a 1-11 record.

Ouch.

Here’s the thing, Zenger can’t rest his laurels on the success of the basketball team. That has nothing to do with him and is entirely Bill Self’s baby. He was hired to bring this football program back to life, and by those standards, he’s failed miserably.

So if the KU powers that be decide it’s time to blow this thing up again, then Zenger should go before, or at least with, the coaching staff.

Last month I wrote that the David Beaty “hot seat talk was ridiculous.” Let’s just say, my article is looking more ridiculous by the day. This is getting tougher and tougher to defend.

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