Kansas Football Coach Pops The Question After His Offense Puts Up 41 Points In Victory

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Some guys pop the question during a big staged production at a football stadium and have everything perfectly set up by a designer so the engagement photos look amazing on Instagram. Then there are guys like Southwestern College (KS) offensive coordinator James Bauer, a regular guy just living life as the majority of us regular people. He threw all the Instagramming garbage out the window and got down on a knee after his offense put up 502 yards on visiting Tabor College in an opening night 41-21 victory.

Then he asked his girlfriend, Makenzie, to marry him. “THE MAN I’VE PRAYED FOR SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL ASKED & I SAID YESSSS!!!!!,” Makenzie tweeted after the big moment.

Bauer didn’t reveal what would’ve happened Saturday night if the Moundbuilders would’ve lost, but now none of that matters. He was carrying a ring and a 1-0 record. It seems Makenzie never saw the proposal coming.

“I wanted to be surrounded by the people I care about most when I popped the question,” Bauer said of the big moment. “Thanks for making the day even more special guys! Love you all!!”

Take that Trevor Lawrence and your engagement that looked like it came straight out of a brand marketing meeting. Bauer put his life on the line to ask his girlfriend to marry him in front of his players. There’s no recovering if this goes bad. He would’ve had to leave Southwestern College in shame.

Advantage: James Bauer.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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