A win against Coastal Carolina would have put the Jayhawks in an unfamiliar position: 2-0 with hype building around Les Miles and the program. Instead, Kansas is 1-1 after dropping a home game to a Coastal Carolina team it was favored over by a touchdown. As a result, the hype has stalled.
Kansas hasn’t started a season 2-0 since 2011, and it will have to wait another year to try again. Les Miles’ first loss was also almost assuredly the last time the Jayhawks will be favored in a game the rest of the season.
That doesn’t mean the Jayhawks are destined to go 1-11.