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Kansas volleyball's Top 10 recruiting class has coach Ray Bechard eyeing bounce-back season

Hi Layne,
I'm skeptical because I don't know how recruiting classes are ranked. Also, I am like you in that I think this coaching staff has seriously underachieved the last 2-3 seasons.

Time will tell. At this point I am not renewing my season tickets until I see that this annual exodus of top talent has been slowed. If we are going to continue to be a Triple A farm team for Texas A&M or Arizona State (Burse) or NC State (Mmachi Nwoke) then it's time to make a change in the coaching staff.

You have pointed out in the past that Bechard's recruiting is reminiscent of Ted Owens', a good class every 3 or 4 years along with a good team every 3 or 4 years. In between it was mediocrity at best.

May 23, 2020 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas volleyball's Top 10 recruiting class has coach Ray Bechard eyeing bounce-back season

Waylon, except I don't think either Ennis or Christon were recruited to KU by Bird. Ennis was a freshman in 2018 and Christon a freshman in 2019. Ennis possibly, but not Christon for sure. To be fair, I was told that Ennis had decided to major in veterinary medicine so that at least partially explains her reasoning. Maybe.

May 22, 2020 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas volleyball's Top 10 recruiting class has coach Ray Bechard eyeing bounce-back season

Thanks for the VB column, Matt.

The proof on this season will be how many players transfer after the season. Transfers out have killed us the last 2 seasons and really we only got 1 decent transfer in (Sara Nielsen). Jada Burse (1st team all Big 12 outside hitter after her junior year) departed 2 years ago, and then as Layne mentioned above we lost 2 starters (Ennis and Christon) after last season. Both of whom transferred to Texas A&M and Laura Kuhn;

A&M and Creighton are 2 programs I like to compare ours to, Creighton lost no one after last season to transfer and A&M lost 1 that I think was actually a case of early graduation and moving on in her life.

Coach B needs to get a handle on why our good players are leaving our program.

May 22, 2020 at 11:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas coach Bill Self determined to find the right way to honor 2019-20 Jayhawks

We already have national championship banners hanging for seasons pre-1939 (when the tournament started). There is no reason not to hang one now.

March 20, 2020 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU football's spring practices in limbo during these uncertain times

I miss Tom Keegan, his 6 or 7 columns a week on everything (usually loosely sports related) was a daily treat. No one on this current staff of writers even comes close, imho.

March 15, 2020 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former KU RB Dom Williams to transfer to UNI

Best of luck, Dom. Hope you have a helluva year!

March 2, 2020 at 4:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Layne, Agree about the LJW. Most of their game stories I think are lifted from the write-up on kuathletics.com. They are frequently almost verbatim it seems. I've found that the UDK does a good job covering volleyball.

December 16, 2019 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Layne, An updated roster is posted on kuathletics.com this morning that includes all the newcomers. Not listed among the 16 on the roster: Ennis, Carrier, Hickman, Christon.

This makes me sick...

December 12, 2019 at 8:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU volleyball reflects on first season in renovated Horejsi Arena

Layne, if Ennis, Carrier, and Hickman are not coming back then Bechard should be fired immediately. End of story. We can't keep losing good players to transfer and compete as a team at a high level.

December 9, 2019 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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