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John Strayer

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jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

"College Athletics" is officially dead. It has become just another level of professional athletics. There is no allegiance to anything other than "self" now days. And unfortunately, football is leading this demise.

And if your rosters are changing yearly and not allowed to "mature" how long before the quality of the "product" suffers.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

Just thinking aloud...is having a Safety as one of the top tacklers in the nation really a good thing overall for the defense? Seems to me you'd rather have linebackers making those tackles before a runner gets to that secondary level on a regular basis.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

If that's the case, then can KU keep more of its NCAA tourney $? I think those $ are shared with the conference too.

I guess the big losers would be "olympic sports"...particularly with the bottom level of the finishers.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

So with one exhibition game does that mean another closed scrimmage with another school like last year?

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

So they can decommit in 6 months? Football recruiting is so much fluff...you just can't be sure about recruiting until the signing deadlines are imminent. And even then they change in the 11th hour.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

Until he brings the ball down below his waist and them makes himself 5'10". He gets stripped so often just because of that one action...bringing the ball down.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

Agreed. Ochai and Braun to me are the keys. Ochai needs to play like the All-American he is getting votes for. And we need the Braun from December and January to return. Lately he just seems slow to me...don't know if its the grind of the season or what. But Braun needs to find that level again.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

This! Och has had several games in a row now where he as been "solid"...but not All-American. His NBA trial advice was to be more aggressive, which he was during most of the regular season. Now that the bright lights are on and the world is watching, he needs to go back and capture that aggressiveness.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

How the hell is this not a bench technical. He's about 4 ft outside the box. and if it's the second half and he's directing offense, he's on the court along with all the action. ISU coach looked like a clown all night long as he jump around like a maniac.

jpstrayer (John Strayer) says...

I know I've been a complainer of the portal...but as long as KU can remain on the plus side of the ledger with respect to the portal, maybe it won't be as bad as my prior complaints.