J.L. Forge Firstcityfireman

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Les Miles and Jayhawks get first 2020 commitment from 3-star WR Keenan Hambrick

Love seeing this early action, excited for things to come! RCJH!

February 24, 2019 at 3:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks demolished by Red Raiders in worst conference loss under Bill Self

Agreed! I've wondered for several months now why Coach keeps running Grimes out there. It must be that he is concerned that his fragile confidence will be completely crushed if he comes off the bench. I think, as you mentioned, it might do him some good and take some pressure off of him. Additionally, his play can't get any worse or more inconsistent and the team should come first. I would have no problem with Garrett starting in place of Grimes. Like you said, hopefully Coach knows what is best and there is a method at work. lol

February 24, 2019 at 3:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks demolished by Red Raiders in worst conference loss under Bill Self

NIT more probable? I would hardly agree with that assessment although their poor play may make many think that's all they are capable of. They are absolutely a NCAA tourney team, probably coming in as a 5-6 seed this year depending on their finish thru the Big 12 tourney. Next year will definitely be a better season for us spoiled Hawk fans!

February 24, 2019 at 3:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Benton Smith: Rare Ochai Agbaji turnovers kept freshman on bench at WVU

Coach Self said "I mean, you saw what happened when he was in there, he was a little rattled". So he got a little rattled and that means you sit him for the entire second half? Grimes has been rattled all year long why the heck isn't he sitting more? lol. Agbaji has been playing pretty darn well and has been consistent in his effort both on offense and defense. He will make a mistake here and there, but I like what he has been bringing to the table. I hope by sitting him (the kid most likely figured he was in the dog house for a few mistakes) it doesn't hurt more than help. I just really like the overall upside he has shown on both ends of the floor, especially in comparison to Grimes. After 18 games, Grimes outta be coming off the bench where maybe it would take pressure off of him and allow him to get outta his 17 game funk. IMO of course!

January 20, 2019 at 4:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Final Stop: Jayhawks crushed by 3-pointers in Final Four loss to Villanova

I would respectfully disagree, the zone did make some difference. Our man to man was incapable of staying in front of the Nova guards and our rotation awareness while cheating to help others was very poor and the zone helped alleviate the pressure from our guys having to sense where their own man was. But that aside, Nova was hitting from anywhere in the Alamodome and was their night, the Michael Jordan Bulls couldn't have stopped them last night. Great season, Rock Chalk!

April 1, 2018 at 8:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Knee injury to keep KU center Udoka Azubuike out of Big 12 tournament

Jayhawks win!!! Don't quit your day job sir......RCJH!

March 8, 2018 at 5:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Devonte' Graham carries offense in loss to Baylor; De Sousa makes brief appearance

I would disagree with the notion that by inserting a player and then yanking him 28 seconds later is beneficial to the young man's confidence or his ability to get into a flow, contribute, learn or otherwise be of some help to his team. Did he make a mistake? Sure he did. But knowing you aren't even on a short leash, that the coach has a hold of your collar, doesn't help him whatsoever. I would be an absolute wreck being inserted in a game where, you already get virtually no playing time, after one mistake you'll be pulled so fast your head will spin. What about the bad passes, poor blocking out, poor defense, poor shot selection, poor hustle etc. made by others who get free passes? I know, I know...seniors get more leeway. Starters get more leeway. But come on, as much of a head case as Vick is now, imagine how mentally jacked up he would be if yanked every 15 seconds for every mistake rather than be allowed to play thru some of those. HCBS runs the team how he sees fit and it's no ones place to argue with him other than to have our own opinions but I sure would like to see De Sousa get a bit more of a chance to do something rather than 28 seconds.

February 11, 2018 at 4:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU offense crashes in road loss at Baylor

We just have to accept the ups and downs this team has had all year long. Some positives such as some good free throw shooting (I am looking for positives here somewhere), assist numbers usually outdo the opposition and pretty decent three point shooting squad (although definitely didn't show today!). The negatives just outweigh the positives unfortunately and that isn't going to change. Extremely poor perimeter and interior defensive play and rebounding just kill this team. As heavily reliant as we are on guards, they are a very poor defending and reacting bunch who consistently get beaten to the basket or by leaving shooters wide open. Even the poorest shooter, given enough wide open looks, will hit them as we have seen. Not sure why but our offense seems to be really lost over the past several games. Hopefully that changes and the staff makes some adjustments (not sure what other adjustments they can possibly make at this point). Remarkably, we are still in the thick of things and have a good chance to bring home another league banner!

February 10, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Oklahoma State spoils KU basketball's 120-year celebration

I can't disagree that HCBS was a bit outcoached today and failed to adjust. The team sure didn't seem prepared or ready to play outside the latter part of the second half. Once again, they show no defensive tenacity nor the ability to rebound or go after the ball with aggressiveness. Vick seems to have completely imploded on himself with his confidence and focus gone. How his performance over the past month doesn't warrant some time on the pine is beyond me, maybe it would help to get him refocused and motivated. Dok is Dok, he will never be an elite big man in terms of defense, he just doesn't have that mentality as evidence by his lack of ability to block shots or rebound consistently. His offense continues to show some improvement and hopefully his free throw shooting trends upward! Our defensive performance by our guards also continues to be poor, today being no exception as they got beat to the hole, gave up open shots and were beaten to every loose ball it seemed. And then there is Garrett who just acts afraid to attack in any way on offense and by virtue, brings very little off the bench. Cunliffe and De Sousa, as described by many as being mistake prone, overmatched and not ready to compete are still bodies who have the talent to at least spell people for a minute or two here and there. During todays performance, what would that have hurt, especially in the first half? Play the hand you're dealt and give Lightfoot more minutes, he seems to be about the only spark plug we have. As a spoiled Jayhawk alum and fan, it's hard to see them not win every game but this team has its obvious limitations and we will have to hope they can string together some success as we march towards March! It's not all negative as it would seem, we are tied for first place and very much still in the thick of things.....RCJH!

February 3, 2018 at 8:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sunflower Squeaker: Jayhawks hold off K-State in 73-72 win

White-knuckle fun is a great way to describe it, along with pull your hair out frustration! lol Man our perimeter offense is really stroking the ball but our perimeter defense continues to struggle. Our guards are routinely beaten off the dribble and taken to the hole and they struggle mightily to either stay with their man or aren't able to recognize and get back leaving too many wide open jumpers. Not sure if we just lack the athleticism to do this or if it is just a lack of defensive instincts. Either way, the lesser defensive results make way for some impressively fun offense!

January 13, 2018 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )