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How to watch Jeff Long's 11 a.m. introductory press conference

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In this photo taken Sept. 6, 2014, former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long walks onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. Long was announced as the 11th athletic director at the University of Kansas on Thursday, July 5, 2018.

In this photo taken Sept. 6, 2014, former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long walks onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. Long was announced as the 11th athletic director at the University of Kansas on Thursday, July 5, 2018. by AP Photo/Danny Johnston

After a week of waiting, we have officially arrived at Jeff Long Day at the University of Kansas.

Today, at 11 a.m. central time, Long, KU's newly hired athletic director, officially will be introduced as the 11th AD in KU history at a joint news conference with KU chancellor Doug Girod and search committee leader Drue Jennings.

Among the dozens of questions Long figures to answer include inquiries about the state of the KU football program, his plans for Memorial Stadium, what he might do with his staff and an explanation of his general philosophy and overall vision for his time at KU.

Beyond that, though, Long figures to dive into some of his backstory, why he wanted the job, why the KU search committee chose him as the man to take it and

Everything I've heard and read about Long, from a dozen or so people who know him well, is that he brings an A-plus personality to the table and is highly intelligent, organized and buttoned up in every aspect of the job.

Those traits got him hired and the challenge now is for Long to put them to good use to serve KU and its athletic department into the future.

We'll have our whole crew over at the Lied Center today for Long's introduction, so be sure to check out KUsports.com throughout the afternoon, as well as in the days to come, for reaction and feedback from the official beginning of the Jeff Long era at Kansas.

Those of you interested in watching Long's news conference live can hop onto this site around 11 a.m. to follow along.

Comments

Dirk Medema 2 months, 1 week ago

Read the slant article on the presser. So glad Long is taking a more rational approach than so many commenters.

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