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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 10.17.12

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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 10.17.12

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Kansas Football

Midseason report: Kansas - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
Second verse, same as the first. In a lot of ways, Kansas is better than it was under Turner Gill. The defense looks more sound. The offense has something of an identity. The record, though? There's no getting around that. Kansas is sitting at 1-5 and the hope of grabbing a second win to equal last year's win total seems like one in which the odds do not favor.

Charlie Weis' search for a stronger foot comes up a foot short | Double-chin Music |
Need to find options for next year. It could lead to a pretty significant overall improvement, we're just bad in this department.

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Oct. 16 | Tale of the Tait |
There did not appear to be any animosity or anything different between Crist and Cummings today. They went through drills the same way, worked together, laughed at times and even seemed to help each other out whenever possible. We’ve heard all year that this is a close team and that these guys are genuinely interested in how they can help the team, regardless of what specific role they play. Crist and Cummings are proof that those words are not just lip service.

Column: James Sims leading when Jayhawks need it most |
James Sims led by more than example when his relentless running coincided with the change at quarterback in the second half of Saturday’s 20-14 loss to Oklahoma State.

Weis: Both Cummings and Crist will play against Oklahoma |
Two QB system?

Kansas Basketball

Selden chooses Self and Jayhawks after visit - More Sports -
One of the most dynamic athletes in the class of 2013, Selden has a body that is just as ready for an elite division one football program as it is for basketball.

College Football

Alabama, Oregon still control BCS destiny in Power Rankings - Andy Staples -
Updated power rankings from around the country.

Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown says no plans to retire - NCAA Football -
Two days after another whipping at the hands of rival Oklahoma, Texas coach Mack Brown dismissed any suggestions he may be ready to retire, saying he's still got energy and the backing of the school and its big boosters.