Inside the Huddle with Daymond Patterson (Nov. 10)

Nov. 10, 2011

Hey what’s up Jayhawk fans! It’s that time of the week again. Hope everybody has had a good week so far.

Before I dive into talk about football, I want to give a huge shout out to the Kansas women’s soccer team for advancing to the NCAA Tournament!!! The soccer team has a special place with me considering they were a part of our first DP and AJ Take On KU! They are a very hard-working group of young ladies and I am looking forward to cheering them on versus Georgia on Sunday at Noon! All of our wonderful KU fans should be there doing the same!

111011aac_827_5798386.jpegNow back to football–last week we played in Ames, Iowa, versus Iowa State. It was a really close game the whole way through, but in the end, Iowa State came out with the victory. Even though we did not get the win last Saturday, some improvements were made in a few areas on our team. The defense played its best game of the year, holding Iowa State to only 13 points. They would tell you that there are still several things that need improving, in order for them to be where they want to be as a defense. With that being said, it is still really encouraging to see them put a full four quarters together. Enough with last week, though. This week is all about our seniors and their last home game here at Memorial Stadium.

Our game this weekend against Baylor will be the last time the seniors on our team get to play in our home stadium, so the team really wants to play a great game and send them out on a positive note. This game really means a lot to our senior guys. The seniors have put so much into this program and they deserve to end their playing days here at KU with a victory. This class of guys have been here through the ups and downs of the program, and the good and bad times, but continued to fight and stand strong for their team and University. I personally know how much this game means to them and what this entire season means to these guys. Not too long ago this was supposed to be my last year here at KU and I was supposed to be walking out on the field with the rest of the senior class trying to get one last win here at home in front of the home crowd. I want to personally thank all the seniors for everything they have done for this program and all the blood, sweat and tears they have sacrificed to try to move this program in the right direction. This group of guys has made my time here at KU that much better from all the bonds we have made and everything we have been through for the past four years. So to all my seniors, all I want to say is go out there and play hard and leave everything you’ve got on YOUR field one last time! I love you all like brothers. Rock Chalk baby!