Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 6.5.12

Apr 28, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks wide receiver JaCorey Shepherd Lines up in the first half of the Spring Game at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Kansas Athletics

KU football lands oral commitment from QB Jordan Darling | KUsports.com
Pretty big deal to have two QB's in tow, both are local and both held offers from Bill Snyder and Kansas State.

Young Tyler Self to play for dad | KUsports.com
So with that my hope is that the Spurs win a title, Popovich(spelling?) retires, the Spurs hire a new coach and Self isn't even considering it because he needs to stick around for his son. Actually I'm not all that worried about Self departing for the NBA, but that is one of the jobs that seems to get kicked around when scenario's are tossed out.

KU linebacker Jake Farley to transfer to Northern Iowa | KUsports.com
Another Turner Gill departure. This one makes sense for the player and the program and he certainly handled this well. I don't see this departure in the same light as many of the others.

Peyton Siva, Trevor Mbakwe among most important senior returnees - Andy Glockner - SI.com
Withey emerged as one of the nation's preeminent shotblockers last season and should continue to blossom even with the loss of Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor. A season after the Jayhawks surprised by making the national title game, they should be much deeper, if not as star-powered. A ninth straight Big 12 crown is very much in the offing.

Was the 2012 Kansas team more memorable than 2008? | CollegeBasketballTalk
It's never surprising to hear about a coach refusing to watch the tape of a title game that he lost. What's the point of torturing yourself like that? If you're good enough to make it that far in the NCAA tournament, than I think it is reasonable to say that you are going to lose a significant...

Misc.

Social media has muted coaches, taken fun away from game-- college basketball - ESPN
John Chaney, as we all know by now, threatened to kill John Calipari. And Bob Knight did, in fact, murder a chair.

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