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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 8.29.12

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Kansas Football

KU linemen Sterling, Tavai among new arrivals to earn starting jobs | KUsports.com
“We’ve settled the offensive line down. Instead of there being roving parts, we’ve settled it down. Gavin and (junior) Riley (Spencer) have settled down at right tackle, and Aslam and (junior) Randall (Dent) at right guard. I think you should expect to see all four of those guys playing in the game.”

Sophomore Pierson leads deep rotation in KU backfield - KansasCity.com
“Coach Weis is all about winning,” KU quarterback Dayne Crist says. “It’s not ‘We gotta get this set amount of runs or throws.’ It’s whatever it takes to win. If we gotta run every down, best believe we’ll run every single play of the game.”

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Tait's blog

KU lineup comes into focus | CJOnline.com
“With the camp he’s had, Gavin deserves to be in the starting lineup,” Weis said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. “Right now we’ve settled the offensive line down. Instead of there being roving parts, we’ve settled it down.”

Kansas Basketball

Self’s test this year: give KU guards options | KUsports.com
Interchangeable guards capable of initiating and leading the offense have been as much a part of Bill Self’s tenure as Kansas University basketball coach as sarcastic one-liners and 30-win seasons.

Rivals boosts KU commit Brannen Greene into top 25 | KUsports.com
Future Kansas University small forward Brannen Greene’s national recruiting ranking improved nine slots — from No. 31 to 22 overall — Rivals.com announced on Tuesday.

Misc

Take Two: Time for a 24-second shot clock? - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Interesting debate. This would be a game changer, not sure if it's for better or worse.

Big Man On Campus salutes 2012 college football season - ESPN
Here's one poll and opinion that has Florida State all the way up to no. 3.

The 5 most interesting: True freshmen playing this week - NCAA Football - Sporting News
Okie Light's freshman QB will have big shoes to fill.