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Opinion: Receivers dropping? Go hand shopping

My grandmother could have caught the pass thrown to McCay. There wasn't anyone within 5 yards of him, he was practically standing still, and the ball hit him in the chest. The question with McCay is why he didn't come back to the ball on the first throw of the game. It was catchable. Never mind the fact that he didn't catch it. We're 2 minutes into the first game of the season. The question is, where was the effort to go get the pass? For that matter, this is the question with a few other passes on Saturday thrown to 2 or 3 different players. During our first game, there wasn't any fire in the belly of our receivers. If that's noticed and remedied, we could win some games. McCay, in particular, is on my "show me" list. He won't be a beast (as you've called him) until he shows some effort. So far, in practices and in his first game as a Jayhawk, he hasn't shown it. I've got my fingers crossed that things will improve against Rice.

September 11, 2013 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breakdown: Why KU's Wildcat formation didn't work against South Dakota

Agreed. But I think one of our backs can throw well enough to keep the defense honest. Matthews will never make this play work.

September 10, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breakdown: Why KU's Wildcat formation didn't work against South Dakota

Interesting videos. My take is, Matthews needs to watch these plays from the sidelines. He's not a threat to throw OR run. In addition to the issues mentioned above, Matthews jumps and dances around rather than to head upfield. We have 4 running backs ... use one of them. Surely one of these guys can throw the ball 20 yards upfield now and then.

September 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas running back Darrian Miller relishes chance

I like our backs, but Miller looked like the best back on the field. He was very quick to the hole and somehow slipped right past tacklers for yards that weren't there. I wish we'd have seen more of him in the 1st half ... maybe next week.

September 9, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

FINAL: Special teams highlight of KU's 31-14 victory over South Dakota

That's a good question. I was pretty close to the field. Live, it looked like the guy punched our running back 5 or 6 times, but that maybe he was trying to punch the ball loose. Then, they showed it on the replay screen ... there was no ball in sight. The guy was just kidney punching our running back ... over and over again. I'm surprised the player didn't get thrown out. To add insult to injury, when Sims protested the punching he got a penalty and the two penalties offset. A strange call for sure.

September 7, 2013 at 10:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas AD gets new, longer contract

Zenger is a quality guy, no question. And he's worth whatever ... pay him his annual salary. The issue that has bit us on the butt ... time and time again isn't the annual salary, it's the long term contract terms. We have paid $20 million dollars to Mangino, Perkins and Gill (including their staffs) to NOT work at KU. This is BEYOND their annual salaries. Zenger had a 5 year deal, if we want to increase his annual comp, fine. He had 3 years left on his contract ... so, give him a raise. There's no reason to give him a new 5 year deal. If you disagree, ask yourself if this same exact strategy with our previous regime was a good idea. If you say, "yes", then YOU can send YOUR money to the Williams Fund. It's easy for AD's to give long term deals to coaches. Apparently, it's easy for Chancellors and other university officials to give long term deals to AD's. My take is ... pay 'em what they're worth, don't guarantee them long term deals ... we've paid $20 million dollars in penalties because we've done that in the recent past ... as someone who gets solicited for money each year, I'm tired of it.

September 5, 2013 at 8:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Freshman KU basketball player Brannen Greene cited for leaving scene of accident

Every Monday morning, some LJW staffer scans the weekend police reports hoping to find some dirt on a KU athlete. I'm just glad the LJW didn't have a bunch of reporters in the 60's and 70's with nothing to do in the offseason. (They had Chuck Woodling and Chuck Woodling). Some of my teammates would have read their names in the LJW every single weekend. The LJW is what it is, and I'm sure they know what they're doing. I'd just prefer to read sports articles. This article is lazy journalism, and it tarnishes the reputation of a kid just to gain readership. Who knows what happened. I'll give the kid the benefit of the doubt. This doesn't belong in the newspaper. LJW, get off your butt and write a sports story.

July 24, 2013 at 12:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former KU guard Rio Adams transfers to Ohio

slow day at the office?
hahaha. posts like yours make this site entertaining! (but, don't quit your day job)

July 1, 2013 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU wins NCAA women's track title

I recorded ESPN's coverage of the final day of the NCAA Women's Track & Field Championships. I was excited to watch it today. ESPN's coverage was just incredible ... and pathetic. The barely mentioned KU's lead during the 2 hours of coverage. They showed a few seconds of the lady Jayhawks singing the KU alma mater at the very end of the telecast, but the NCAA announcer characterized KU's win as ... "KU got most of it's points in the field events ... and in the relays" ... his tone of voice implied that KU's points were in events that didn't matter. I've notice this before with ESPN. When they have a story line (in this case, it was how great Oregon is), they will stick to it no matter what. In this case, the competition wasn't that close. KU lead the entire way and beat everyone, including Oregon, by at least 16 points. What a great performance by the Lady Jayhawks, and a dismal one by ESPN!

June 9, 2013 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cost estimates for Rock Chalk Park infrastructure come in about $3 million higher than expected; Self's foundation to make $2 million donation

I hope you're wrong. This is a complicated, but interesting, example of a City, a university, a major developer (and KU alum), and a philanthropic organization working together to achieve each other's goals. There are bound to be compromises. You mentioned the location for KU athletes, but then again KU didn't have to pay for the facility. Over time, Fritzel should make some money on rent and concessions, but I believe he's building the facility for a fraction of what it might have otherwise cost. I don't pretend to understand the financial justification or other motivations of the City, but if Bill Self's foundation wants to kick in 2 mil to make it work, that's good enough for me. I'm looking forward to seeing the completed facility.
The other shoe can now drop ... maybe in late 2014. That is: What will now be the plan for the football stadium? It's THIS project that will bring some heated debate. This project could cost 50 million, it could cost 150 million. Whatever it is, KU need to keep its powder dry for this project and let the City build the project in NW Lawrence.

June 5, 2013 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )