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Goodbye LJW........Hello RockChalkTalk.com! This could be a boost for the guys that run that site.

October 9, 2013 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

BMac? St. Louis Eagles......a Nike-sponsored AAU program.

October 8, 2013 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

I'm sure jbate is going to tell me that the AAU players listed here played against their will for Nike-sponsored AAU programs but they were secretly endorsed or somehow the pawns of ADIDAS? And it was only upon their "delivery" to the appropriately-deserving program that the players' true SHOECO allegiance was revealed?

October 8, 2013 at 6:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Andrew Wiggins played for CIA Bounce AAU Basketball, which is a........NIKE-endorsed program.

I really don't see Nike and Adidas delivering talent behind the scenes like the mafia here........

October 8, 2013 at 6:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Wayne Selden played for BABC AAU out of Boston, which is a Nike-sponsored organization.

October 8, 2013 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Kelly Oubre is a member of the Houston Hoops AAU program. Houston Hoops is a Nike-sponsored program. I don't need to tell you that KU is currently an Adidas school.

October 8, 2013 at 6:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Prep Oubre expected to announce today

Bill Self only says what he has carefully calculated for the specific effect he hopes to attain. It is unlike Bill Self to openly tell a recruit that if he comes to KU, he is slated to take over for a specific departing player. Bill Self believes in making freshmen earn everything they get. Have you ever heard a recruit say that Bill Self told him it was "pretty much all there for me"?

Bill Self knows he has a shot at some really special players in this recruiting class....more players than he has available scholarships. Therein lies the challenge.

Self's intentionally loose lips in his discussion with Oubre may be a warning shot to some players on the roster that their scholarships are not guaranteed next year. His words may be intended to plant the seeds of discontent for some players who are outside the regular rotation in hopes that they will proactively seek a transfer.

Just surmising......

October 8, 2013 at 9:19 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Monday Rewind - Texas Tech: KU O-Line in need of drastic improvement

Spread it. Four wide, one back. Use jet sweeps and play action/misdirection off of jet sweeps 2/3 of the time to keep the d-line and linebackers honest. Heaps needs to deliver the ball within 2 seconds to avoid the rush.

As bad as our offensive line play has been, the chances of success are better getting the ball quickly to the perimeter where it's 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 with skill position players. It's a much higher probability of breaking a play throwing the ball wide than handing off to a running back behind this line.

If Heaps is really a good QB, we need to lean on him to raise the level of play of those around him. That's what great QB's do. Reesing did it. I haven't seen anything out of Heaps to lead me to believe he is a great QB, but the chances of riding him to success are a lot greater than riding the offensive line to success.

October 7, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Tony Pierson injured; Weis not upset KU fans left early

Exactly. The spread is the only way to equalize our poor talent on the O-line with Big 12 defenses. What did we run when Reesing was here? Spread. We didn't have great personnel. We had a gamer at QB and gamers at wideout and a nice change of pace duo at running back.

Combine that with a bend-but-not-break defense and we were respectable.

With the once-in-a-generation GIFT of a schedule break in 2007 coupled with some pretty decent talent, we were able to win the Orange Bowl.

October 5, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Tony Pierson injured; Weis not upset KU fans left early

So if you start handing the ball to Sims "ALL DAY" with a 10-0 lead, the box is stacked with 9 or 10 like it was with the ridiculous diamond formation and Sims gets 1.9 yards/carry. Yeah, that's a winning game plan.

October 5, 2013 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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