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Matt Tait: Les Miles' plan to fill spots a better approach than rewriting depth chart

It’s a daily conversation between Les Miles and his coaching staff, but there’s no tag line or marketing ploy associated with it. It’s just good, old-fashioned evaluation, and it’s just as important today as it was on Day 1 of preseason camp and as it will be on the final Friday before the season opener, which is now just 19 days away. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: The optimist's outlook on the 2019 KU football team

After a long offseason full of changes, Kansas fans are that much closer to learning the answer to the biggest question surrounding Les Miles’ football program — how good can the 2019 Jayhawks be? By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: The pessimist's outlook on the 2019 KU football team

I don’t know about you, but it sure would be nice to know a little more about this Kansas football team heading into a critical 2019 season. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Training camp a key component of Self Made's TBT journey

Organized by Elijah Johnson and coached by Brady Morningstar, the Self Made TBT squad has run through a short training camp on KU's campus during the past few days in preparation for Thursday's tourney opener in Wichita. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Beer sales at Memorial Stadium worth the risk for Kansas football

Selling beer at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t automatically fill the place with 50,000 rabid KU football fans. But it’s a start. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: What if college basketball followed the NBA's free agency model?

Imagine a world in which KU big man Udoka Azubuike left for North Carolina, Devon Dotson jumped ship to Texas and Michigan State point guard Cassius Winston wound up at Villanova for his senior season. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Rock Chalk Roundball Classic just keeps getting bigger, better

For years, the Rock Chalk Roundball Classic was a fun, summer event that brought together a bunch of former KU basketball players for a night of highlights. Today, the Roundball Classic has become a powerhouse, three-day fundraiser for a great cause — helping area families that are fighting against pediatric cancer. By Matt Tait

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Give the man credit, Les Miles is going for it — for now

It’s been 137 days since Les Miles was introduced as the next football coach at the University of Kansas and in that time the program has taken on an entirely different look. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: With Coach Cal in for life at Kentucky, will Kansas, others follow suit?

So John Calipari is now at Kentucky for life and the whole thing got me wondering if this kind of contract extension is going to become more popular in the coming years. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Les Miles methodically moving through the steps required to revive Kansas football

When Les Miles was introduced as the next Kansas football coach back in mid-November, a fairly significant portion of the story of his hiring was about a big name coach with a national championship ring returning to the college sidelines for the first time since being fired by LSU in 2016. But Miles no longer is focusing on his part in this story. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Chip Lindsey departure doesn't have to spell doom and gloom for Kansas football

There’s enough reason to believe that Chip Lindsey was not Kansas football coach Les Miles’ first choice as KU’s new offensive coordinator to make Lindsey’s departure a little easier to digest. But that’s only if Miles’ Plan C or Plan D or Plan E or wherever we’re at on the list at this point can bring the same kind of buzz and clout to the long-suffering KU program. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Big 12 men's basketball race far from a foregone conclusion

With the fifth-ranked Kansas men’s basketball team now less than a week away from the actual start of its run toward a 15th consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season title, the conference’s list of true challengers has basically been divided right down the middle, with four teams looking like real threats, four teams currently struggling and one team — Kansas State — split down the middle as a sort of unknown because of an injury to star forward Dean Wade. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' juco signing strategy has different feel than recent experiments

Let the record show that the first official recruiting class in the Les Miles era of Kansas football will include at least six junior college signees. Insert your best eye roll, more-of-the-same statements and belly laughs worthy of Old Saint Nick here. Hasn’t Kansas tried this whole juco thing way too many times before? Yes and no. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: MacVittie commitment KU football's first step to continuity at the QB position

All right, all right, all right. I know what you’re thinking. And I’m here to tell you to stop. Look, I don’t blame you if you roll your eyes and quietly think to yourself, ‘Here we go again,’ every time Kansas lands a commitment from a transfer quarterback. Hey, you might be right. By Matt Tait

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Matt Tait: Biggest job for new Kansas OC Chip Lindsey: Get Pooka the ball

New Kansas offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will have a number of important roles and duties during his first year with the Jayhawks. But none will be bigger or more important than him finding ways to get the ball to dynamic running back Pooka Williams.By Matt Tait

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