Kansas Football Stays On Brand, Misspells Starting Quarterback’s Name On Jersey

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What a weekend for the Kansas football team. The Jayhawks managed to lose to Coastal Carolina again — also lost to the Chanticleers at home in 2019 — and misspelled the name of starting quarterback Thomas MacVittie on his jersey. That’s what the industry calls Kansas football being Kansas football.

It wasn’t just any loss. The Jayhawks were losing 28-3 at half. MacVittie, in his second year with Les Miles in Kansas, was 5 of 9 for 20 yards and an interception before getting hurt and leaving the game.

Les Miles is in year two of his attempt at rebuilding Kansas to where it was long ago – 2007 – when Mark Mangino somehow got this team to 12-1 and a win in the Orange Bowl. There are accomplishments in college football and then there’s the miracle Mangino pulled off that fall. By 2009, Mangino was let go after players claimed Mangino said “hurtful” things and the program proceeded to take a deep dive down a dark college football road.

The program hasn’t won more than three games since 2009. Now here we are with the Jayhawks losing back-to-back games to a team that’s playing in its fourth year of DI FBS big boy football after being started in 2003.

And misspelling the starting quarterback’s name on his jersey. Kansas can go out and drop a big chunk of money on Les Miles – 5-years, $2,775,000 annually – but at the end of the day it’s still Jayhawks football.

And then Coastal Carolina did this in the visitors’ locker room. Kansas football is officially dead:

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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  1. Kansas football is a joke. Interesting that Kansas St allowed fans to attend their games but Kansas did not. I believe they feared no one would show up anyway. Thank goodness KU has men’s basketball because the other teams at the school downright stink. Laughing stock of the Big 12.

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