"There definitely are things you can look at and say, 'We're getting better here, we're getting better here, we're getting better here,' but still at the end of the day it's about winning, regardless of whether you played tough or played close," Kansas Coach Charlie Weis said. "Are there silver linings? Yes. Are there things you can grow from? Yes. It still comes down to we've lost 100 in a row in the Big 12 at home and on the road. We need to beat somebody so we can start to move on the other direction."
Kansas has actually lost 17 straight in Big 12 play and 28 in a row against current conference members. The Mountaineers play host to the Jayhawks Dec. 1.
"I said before Charlie Weis is the right coach there and Kansas is lucky to have him," Brown said. "They're going to beat somebody, especially at home, for sure. They're playing better at home than on the road, but people better look out."
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THE KANSAS STATE team that pummeled WVU Oct. 20 had 17 college transfers in the two-deep, including 13 junior college transfers. Seven start on defense.
"Our feeling has not been a community college player versus a high school player," Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder said. "It's just a matter of quality young people that fit into the program and can do the things we'd like for them to do and most importantly and significantly are capable of meeting the demands of the program.
"I guess, obviously, people would say a community college guy has a little more experience than a high school youngster, but experience is not always the answer. We just want good, quality young people that fit with what we're trying to do."
The Mountaineers sent their coaches out last Monday, Friday and Saturday to recruit and Holgorsen said a focus was on finding junior college players. West Virginia starts two - nose guard Shaq Rowell and linebacker Josh Francis - and recruited one last year.
Offensive lineman Mark Glowinsky is redshirting this season.
"I think we need some junior college help," he said.
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