LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -Thousands of Kansas students ignored coach Mark Mangino's plea and went ahead with a profane chant when No. 16 Kansas kicked off against Colorado on Saturday.
As the chant resonated across Memorial Stadium, alumni and other fans booed.
The chant was first heard at Kansas in 2003 and has brought complaints from university officials and fans who say it's an embarrassment. Taking their cue from an Adam Sandler movie, the students yell, ``Rip his head off'' - with an expletive tossed in - every time their team kicks off.
Mangino, who is popular and was the national coach of the year last season, sent a video via e-mail to students Thursday afternoon. It was shown on the video board at Memorial Stadium shortly before kickoff.
``Do us a favor,'' Mangino said in the video. ``Let's cut out that kickoff chant.''
The alumni cheered the video.
But when Kansas kicked off for the first time midway through the second quarter, students yelled the chant, anyway, and the alumni section began booing loudly.
. ``We love our fans. That's a great thing that they're doing something together, but there's some negative things with the younger kids there and the families and hearing it on TV. It's not necessarily representing our university that well.''
Senior linebacker Joe Mortensen said the chant serves as motivation.
``When I try to hit people,'' Mortensen said, ``that's what I try to do.''

Recent NCAAF Discussions

PRO PLAYS FOR SUN. on Sun, Nov 2017 by BamaHater
Sunday Picks on Sun, Nov 2017 by BamaHater
Nfl pick on Sun, Nov 2017 by shawnsushi
Sunday plays on Sun, Nov 2017 by JBoppa
Carolina Wise Guy NFL Selections 11/19! - ONE THREAD on Sun, Nov 2017 by CarolinaWiseGuy

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail College Football Week 13 Odds We have already arrived at the final full week of the regular season. Here is a look at the opening odds for Week 13of the College Football...
Thumbnail Utah vs. Washington Prediction Will the Washington Huskies cover as huge home favorites on Saturday night when they host fellow Pac-12 rival the Utah Utes at 10:30 p.m. ET?
Thumbnail Air Force vs. Boise State Pick Can Boise State roll to another big win in the Mountain West Conference tonight when it plays host to Air Force at...
Thumbnail Cal vs. Stanford Prediction Will the Stanford Cardinal cover as a double-digit home favorite tonight when it takes on the Cal Golden Bears at 8:00 p.m. ET? Let's dive into...
Thumbnail UCLA vs. USC Prediction Will the USC Trojans cover the point spread as a double-digit home favorite tonight when they host their in-state rivals the UCLA Bruins at 8:00 p.m....

NCAAF Team Pages