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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 3.30.11

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Well I suppose I'll come out of exile and start getting back into the swing of things.  Actually it was more a matter of not having the time or access while I was away on business.  I'll have at least a couple posts related to the basketball season and the good news, I think, is that Spring football starts this Friday so we have a new distraction coming our way.

Kansas Basketball

Recap: Startling numbers about KU's recent losses as a double-digit favorite in the NCAAs | The Newell Post | KUsports.com
Hmmm...I don't really want to read this do I?

Self: KU needs 'great' recruiting class | CJOnline.com
I have now seen four quotes from Self that absolutely own every part of the expectations at Kansas and it reminds me why this is the coach for Kansas. It isn't easy dealing with those expectations but I believe coach Self has higher expectations himself which is hard to believe.

Bill Self the slugger? KU coach hopes to hit recruiting grand slam | KUsports.com
Starts with McLemore this weekend, then it needs to be DeAndre Daniels firming things up. Those are the two that can make a group "great".

Elite Eight roadblock an issue | KUsports.com
Stories like these are going to be the norm in March going forward.

Kansas Football

Spring football set to start Friday: Here's a quick guide on what to watch | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Tait's storylines headed into Spring ball.

Items of Interest

Painter will wait to make decision between MU, Purdue - KansasCity.com
I guess I'd be surprised but this would be a great hire for Missouri. I think he'd make them competitive and obviously he'd be around for a long while. Now that doesn't mean I think they'll beat Bill Self anytime soon on a regular basis.