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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 8.30.12

Kansas Football

Getting defensive: Kansas defense out to prove it’s improved |
“We definitely have something to prove,” said senior safety Bradley McDougald. “Prove that we’re not actually the worst defense in the country. We’re going to start there.”

Olathe North’s Doug Peete relishes chance to beat KU -
Peete — a 6-foot-3, 255-pound converted linebacker — is one of seven South Dakota State players who will be returning to the Kansas City area for the matchup with Kansas.

Dayne Crist not the only playmaker in KU's offense |
“We’ve got some players around him who are pretty good,” Weis said. “It isn’t like he’s coming into an empty cupboard. Everyone likes to talk about, ‘Well, there aren’t enough players.’ Well, we maybe don’t have a ton of them. But we have some, and the ones we have, they’re pretty good. So he’s going to have an opportunity to make some plays.”

KU's Parmalee in line for early snaps |
“You bring him in and he is 170 pounds soaking wet and you figure, OK, let’s sit him down for a year and let him develop,” Weis said. “But he has just made too many plays. He has made them in the return game, he has made them at receiver, he makes them every day.”

Kansas Basketball


Baylor Starter Kaeron Johnson Done Due To Back Surgery -
This is definitely significant. Baylor has already been suspect on defense and now they remove a key piece. Could this be a swing game for Kansas?

LSU-Oregon title game headlines preseason bowl projections - Stewart Mandel -
Another bowl projection, surprise!

Big 12 conference preview leads with Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia - Stewart Mandel -
Hey 3 wins! better than some.