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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.19.12

Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 11.19.12


Kansas Basketball

Bill Self not pleased with Jayhawks’ toughness or leadership so far -
It’s been a common theme for Self in the season’s first few weeks, as his Jayhawks have lumbered through a couple less-than-pretty performances. The Jayhawks fell to Michigan State on Tuesday in Atlanta before coming out flat against Chattanooga on Thursday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Some of it is to be expected. The Jayhawks have added three freshmen to their regular rotation, and it could take weeks or months before KU is at full tilt.

Self challenges Jayhawks to pick up their pace |
“We can’t play fast enough,” Self said. “Hey, let's just call it like it is — we don’t look athletic to me at all. We look athletic in one spot: (Ben) McLemore.

Royce Woolridge to reunite with KU tonight |
Familiar face for tonight.

Kansas Football

Kevin Haskin: Progress under Weis derailed in ISU loss |
Yes the score was troubling and the game was as a whole, but I don't think I'm ready to say that the progress has been derailed, I think a variety of factors played into this thing falling apart on Saturday but I don't believe it was a derailment.

Opinion: Dayne Crist can still help KU |
“The mentality he has been able to instill I think sometimes goes unnoticed in terms of toughness,” Crist said. “That’s where I can see a huge evolution, even in the short time I’ve been here.”

KU football following a perplexing pattern |
“I would point out the fact that we haven’t performed well on the road,” said senior Toben Opurum when asked about the pattern. “But then we came back home and laid an egg. It’s just inconsistent football, guys having a difficult time finishing and executing their plays. Staying consistent throughout the game, that’s really our biggest issue.”