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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 7.30.12

Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Jul 24, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist speaks to reporters during Big 12 Media Day at the Westin Galleria. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE

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Video: Bill Self on the state of the Big 12 - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Kansas head coach Bill Self sits down with Andy Katz to talk about the new-look Big 12 and his surprise choice as the league's best team on paper.

Seniors anchor KU offensive line | CJOnline.com
Exactly the way the Kansas offensive line will need to look in order to be successful at this stage.

Magic hire former KU guard Jacque Vaughn as head coach | KUsports.com
Big step for Jacque. Looks like he'll have a bit of a rebuilding job when Howard leaves. Hopefully he's successful.

Jerod Haase: Jacque Vaughn hire no surprise | KUsports.com
"I’m not surprised," Haase quickly added. "Jacque is destined for greatness. No doubt he has the whole package. He’s a great guy. He is intelligent. He gets along with people. He’ll be great."

Briscoe eager for fresh start in Washington | KUsports.com
Not a good sign when you get cut because you show up unable to pass a conditioning test.

Self: Ben McLemore’s talent ‘off the charts,’ but still learning | KUsports.com
"Ben’s talent level is off the charts," Self said Friday on Katz’s Korner,

Report: Kansas football contacts Penn State linebacker | KUsports.com
KU was one of the eight schools named by Fortt’s father, Guy, who told Adams that those programs, along with several others, had told his son he had a scholarship if he wanted it.

Magic hires former Jayhawk Vaughn as head coach - KansasCity.com
I'm not sure there is an example of a coach going from the pro's down to college but thoughts on Jacque as a potential Bill Self replacement option when that day comes. Of course we're still 15-20 years from that...fingers crossed.

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