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Is the media driving the fact that they think it will be a closer game than might actually be? People are still talking about 2 years ago like it happened yesterday. Talent wise they are much better but Big 12 play has already shown that they are still behind from contending with the big boys. I'm sure they will stick with us early and try and bring more energy than us but I think as the game wears on we will find ways to exploit them.
I thought the same thing about KSU in pressing them Saturday. They looked horrible against pressure, Marcus Foster was comical in-bounding the ball. I think I saw him throw to WVU 3-4 times with no chance of his teammate getting the ball. They also had a bunch of Shaq's out there bricking FT's. 15 missed bunnies will do every-time in a loss. Gives us a clue what we will see in a few weeks with West Virginia. They force turnovers and Staten is the key to everything they do on offense. Those 2 perfect storms win them games and we will have to negate both to win either matchup down the road.
@brooksmd I know they all talk about the fact that BG is money but man that was boneheaded during a game . I love the enthusiasm and appreciate the fact that he's out there having fun, because that means they are playing loose but you gotta make sure it goes in first.
Good conversation to have after such an uplifting week for this team.
Self is at a point where he will never get the credit he is due until he is a hall of famer because every years he does the same thing. He's replaced entire starting lineup's before after seasons and won big 12 championships. He's compiled a home court record that's unheard of. The list goes on so until this season ends its hard to say this is his best coaching job yet.
If we drop tonight's game or one of the next 2 at home a lot of views could change. With this great road win we are all thinking positive until the next low comes. But the optimism that started this topic is what happens if the lows never come back again like we have seen 3 times already.
If that is to happen I firmly believe that Cliff Alexander's high level play that has ignited the last 2 games will be the heartbeat for that optimism. He can do the things (dunk & rebound) that is the missing link to the entire KU game. Getting Oubre on track was the first link, Getting Graham back from injury was the 2nd link, and getting Cliff into valuable high level minutes is the next. If Cliff continues his improvement its clear this team will hang #11, and will have a chance to make it far in the tournament depending on matchups.
How bright can the light be? Right now after seeing them put a 40 minute game together on the road the light is obviously Final 4 worthy. Consistent effort like we showed Saturday can either be a virus that becomes this team, or its a one game high. Obviously we are hoping the Texas game springboards a successful 2nd half of the season.
A few weeks ago I still believed we were a 2nd round to Sweet 16 team. We've flirted with good halves and then lackluster play in many games. Identity wise, we know this team is better than last years and they do so many things that can extend a season bettter than the 13-14 team. Most of us understand our deficiency inside is the biggest link missing to consider us Championship material. What can we possibly do if hypothetically we played UK in the NCAA Final and get a 2nd chance at them? So much unknown at this point that we can't possibly know what will happen. We have a hard enough time predicting where we will be a week from now in our own conference. I'll check back to this topic in a week after these 3 games test our true abilities.
I was amazed that our guys moved their legs more, creating plenty of space so passes weren't stolen. We often blame the passer on a steal, when often part of the blame should go to the guy on the other end, who didn't put enough into creating the space.
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That bullpen is what's impressed me the most. I've seen Herrera for years terrorize Sox hitters. Davis is interesting. If you look at his stats, he's been a starter 3 different seasons, very average, if not below average stats, especially last year. 3 other years he's been a middle reliever with decent stats, especially this year. Phenomenal.
With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com.
Fruitless contract talks with the Suns soured point guard Eric Bledsoe's appetite for playing in Phoenix. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum level contract that he has been seeking, sources said, but because of cap restrictions, the only way he can join the team as currently constructed is through a sign-and-trade deal. Bledsoe and the Suns have been in a stalemate all summer after the team offered him a four-year, $48 million deal in July.
@Crimsonorblue22 I don't like them either, but I have to say that " Brooke Sassin " is a pretty cool name. Since I am the master of originality (or not) I'm going to go out on a limb and assume her nickname is " Assassin " .
One thing I have to say about Coach Weis: he is no longer masking that he has no idea which guys can play and which can't.
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Absolutely congrats to Coach Snyder.
My wife grew up in Manhattan and her mom was a big time cat backer who was fortunate enough to see Snyder bring them out of the cellar
At the same time there is now way we should have seen KU Football collapse the way way it did year after year in the post Mangino years.
This has nothing to do with KU recruiting but about a week or so ago I was listening to XM College Sports Nation and I want to say it was the Chris Childers show w/ Greg McElroy. Anyways they were talking about how bad the ranking system are. They said what the ranking system in football really breaks down to is this: 5star guys are NFL locks, guys that scouting services are pretty certain will be playing on Sundays. 4star guys are those that scouts think are All-Conference players. And the 3star guys are starters on the their team. 2star guys are 2deep, for depth. McElroy also said that just because a guy is a 3 star doesn't mean they aren't or can't be great. He, Sam Bradford, Christian Ponder, Colin Kaepernick and Andy Dalton were all 3 star guys in '06.
@wissoxfan83 HA! It'll be like in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with that old sage lookin guy stuck in the ancient cavern death trap, he cant leave cuz his immortality wont last past the seal. THat'll be Coach K, He wont be able to leave Cameron Indoor or he will turn to dust and he'll be all in chain mail and a white templar knight big shirt thing....when he wins 2000. LOL!
I added a News Feeds category and I pulled feeds from cjonline, kusports and wichita eagle, but only the cjonline one worked correctly. I'm reaching out to Gary Bedore about the kusports feed as I believe it should work with a small change on their end, and I'll see what I can do about wichita eagle one. This should be a really nice way of pulling our news from other sites in real time without having to manually do it.