Talib possesses so much versatility that he actually has caught more touchdown passes than he's allowed this season. His combination of cover skills and receiving prowess has moved him to a No. 1 spot in the Rivals.com College Football Power Rankings, which measure the top players and coaches at each position.
One year after leading the nation in passes defended, Talib has caught a touchdown pass in each of the Jayhawks' first three games. Although he leads the Jayhawks with three touchdown catches, this two-way threat is best known for his ability as a cover corner.
The secondary is much improved so far this year. I thought we'd be a 6, maybe 7 win team at best this year, but I think that may have been the hangover from last year's blown losses thinking. With the improvement in the secondary and multiple receiving threats, Mangino may have turned the corner with this team. Way too early to celebrate, granted, but I think there's been enough football played that we I can say this is a better team than I thought it was.