Kendrick is on the team but I don't think he's a factor in any way. Seems like a good kid but he doesn't have NCAA D1 athleticism or the arm.
Locklin could be interesting. He was probably more athlete than QB but he shows good instincts while running and throwing. Not sure if he has the arm strength to start at QB but if he can figure it out he is a much better fit for the RPO offense Stanley or Kendrick. He seems like a good enough athlete to find a spot somewhere on the team if QB isn't it.
Posted 14 August 2019, 12:08 a.m.
It seems pretty clear that Miles emphasizes eliminating mistakes like penalties and turnovers. I imagine this carries over to execution on offense and defense. KU might not have all the talent they need at this point, but it's been a long time since we got to watch a KU team simply not give away games. I won't miss the 4th down timeouts leading to punts and delay of game penalties on the defense.
Posted 11 August 2019, 5:55 p.m.
Tharpe - not a name I would have expected to see. I have no idea if Darnell has been playing or is in shape but I've always been a fan of guys that succeeded above their projections and he did that at KU. I was hoping to see him but if Arthur is on the team he is at a position that they can afford to lose.
Posted 24 July 2019, 10:10 a.m.
I appreciate the article, Matt. I'd love to watch these guys make a run at winning this tournament but I'm not sure they have enough shooters on this team. They should be pretty elite defensively which might be a difference maker in this tournament. Any idea who they might be adding as player #11 or has that been announced?
Posted 23 July 2019, 10:49 p.m.
I'm with you Jeff. The conversation with KT was never verified because the judge refused to allow the wiretap to be admitted as evidence. The judge also denied the NCAA access to any wiretaps not used as evidence in any of the hearings. What we don't know is if they found anything of significance when they did their own investigation into KU. All that info would be separate from the court hearings. Certainly Jeff Long and Self would have a pretty good idea if anything was concerning. Side note - if Bill Self is worried about KT he's not showing it because KT is out recruiting kids from the 2020 and 2021 classes. I also think it would be a risky proposition for the NCAA to declare Gassnola as a booster for KU when he had relationships with multiple NCAA schools. That's the nature of any of these guys, be it Nike or Under Armour. If an NCAA school has a contract with a major shoe company, I guarantee there is somebody that has some kind of personal relationship with the coaches of those schools and goes out of there way to get kids to schools that they have contracts with. It's the nature of any business model, otherwise it's called a charity.
Posted 16 June 2019, 9:27 p.m.
So, in other words, you are still wrong at this point. This really isn't news. Bill Self has made multiple public statements that he will not be walking away from this and has in fact said he sees himself coaching at KU much longer than he thought he might when he took the job.
Posted 7 April 2019, 7:48 a.m.
If I remember correctly, it's not just about wanting access to information the FBI did the groundwork on, it's about having access to all kinds of information that the NCAA as an entity shouldn't have access to. Amongst all those wiretaps is tons of personal information for all kinds of people that weren't being investigated or wasn't pertinent to the investigation. The judge was pretty harsh in his statement when he said that wasn't something he could ever grant access to. I'm not sure the NCAA had the foresight to consider that they might not just be granted full access to this information when the FBI cases were completed. Jeff - I like your reference - the NCAA needs to do their own homework.
Posted 5 April 2019, 4:58 p.m.
Please provide some kind of source for methylene chloride as a treatment for cramps because it's potentially toxic when absorbed through the skin or during prolonged exposure.
Posted 16 March 2019, 12:33 p.m.
Phosphorous does not force potassium out of the body. Gatorade is not counterproductive for an athlete that is cramping because of dehydration. Yes, water is great for you, but it doesn't have the necessary electrolytes to help with cramping when those electrolytes are depleted. There is a reason the KU trainers still use Gatorade and electrolyte pills, because they work.
Posted 16 March 2019, 12:31 p.m.
Possibly, Sean Miller decided he was screwed for eternity if a full blown investigation happened with the info the FBI obtained, or he basically is giving the finger to the NCAA and took a chance they would never have access to all the info the FBI collected. It really is remarkable the kind of class he has brought in. He also gets the benefit of being a Nike school. As a KU fan that has seen multiple last second players switch from KU to Arizona I fully expect he is paying good prices for those kids.
Posted 1 March 2019, 2:17 p.m.