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KU AD Jeff Long follows interesting coaching names on Twitter

I know what you mean. I get revved up about each one when comparing to current situation. That's why I don't think it will be tough to get somebody good, even though the mess the coach inherits will be worse than the one Beaty inherited. Charlie Weis' juco recruiting left scholarships out of whack but at least he left behind some good high school players. Wise and Dineen are 2 of the top 3 players on the team (Pooka).

October 22, 2018 at 6:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Friday Forecasts: Careful of betting with a system

Until you run out of money.

October 13, 2018 at 11:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Kurtis Townsend's basketball life filled with stars

At some point, yes. Meant to post that here instead of up there. Haven't interviewed Norm yet though.

October 9, 2018 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Kurtis Townsend's basketball life filled with stars

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October 9, 2018 at 1:54 p.m. ( )

Friday forecasts: FCS coach a flexbone genius

Nothing from Long's past would suggest he would hire a system guy, but he has never had to hire in a situation this dire. The common denominator of his hires seems to be BIG NAME. He hired former NFL coach Dave Wannstedt, a huge name in Pittsburgh, at Pitt, Bobby Petrino away from the NFL and Bret Bielema away from Wisconsin. But Long also seems smart and there is a case to be made that hiring a flexbone guru would be a smart thing to do.

September 28, 2018 at 8:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Carter Stanley KU's QB best suited to facing Big 12 competition

Tough situation for any QB because as you say the QB will be running for his life. But as for what has changed since practice, what has changed is they are playing games and there is no way of simulating games in practice. The better thrower will win the job in practice and sometimes lose the job in games to the better scrambler on a team with vulnerable O-line.

September 26, 2018 at 7:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Carter Stanley KU's QB best suited to facing Big 12 competition

Is it bad play calling or just an offense that doesn't suit the personnel? The receivers don't get open downfield that often, although Bender missed Sims last week and opted for Booker on the other sideline, and the blockers can't protect for all that long. So they don't have the passing personnel to keep opponents from loading the box to stop the run. When one back is back there everybody knows who's running. So the best offense would be a triple option with a QB, FB, two slot backs and smaller, quicker linemen.

September 26, 2018 at 7:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Carter Stanley KU's QB best suited to facing Big 12 competition

Don't you think Baylor is better than K-State this season? Maybe even better than Iowa State? ... If I had to guess, I'd say that if he stays healthy, Carter Stanley will start the remaining eight games.

September 26, 2018 at 7:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Carter Stanley KU's QB best suited to facing Big 12 competition

Actually, 1-5 vs. Group of 5 and 1-1 vs. Power Five nonconference. Is 1-1 vs. Rutgers.

September 26, 2018 at 7:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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