October 2, 2006

Mangino: There is no QB Controversy

The Kansas Jayhawks (3-2, 0-1) were less than five minutes away from defeating the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-1, 1-0) on Saturday evening. An overtime loss in Lincoln prevented Mark Mangino's squad from beating Nebraska for the second straight year. During Monday mornings teleconference, Mangino talked about his team's performance, the situation at quarterback, the health of Eric Washington and a number of other topics.

"We played a hard-fought football game against Nebraska in Lincoln on Saturday night," said Mangino. "Our offense moved the ball very well and we did a lot of good things on offense. However, early turnovers, especially down in the red zone, were a problem for us, but our kids were resilient.

"We bounced back, fought back and took the game to overtime," he added. "On defense, we played pretty decent against the run and did some good things. We gave up some big plays; three plays over 70 yards, which hurt us. Overall, I liked the effort of our kids. This week, we have Texas A&M here at our place. Texas A&M is a good football team."

The Kansas Jayhawk community will be ecstatic to know that Eric Washington, the 6-foot-2, 235-pound outside linebacker from Detroit, Mich., is well on the road to recovery.

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