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- Kansas Football -
Because many teams and potential candidates are still in the heart of their football seasons, most of the work done on the search thus far has been of the preparatory variety, with Zenger and others doing research, lining up parameters and making preparations for the search to heat up once the college football season winds down.
Bowen said the practice was something he learned while working for former KU defensive coordinator Bill Young and its intention was to position the team to be ready to take bigger steps forward the Sunday after the game that followed its bye. In this case, that was last Sunday, which Bowen said went well.
“The hardest thing is, because of where we are in the season, you can't wholesale change everything,” Kiesau said. “So the core of what we're doing is still our system. What I'm trying to do is put some of the wrinkles in that we can implement that won't rock the boat completely.”
Senior defensive tackle Keon Stowers did not practice, but was on the field and did all he could to be a part of the action. Bowen said earlier this week that the team was hopeful that Stowers would play Saturday and it sounds as if that's still the case.
Kansas: One bright spot for the Jayhawks since Clint Bowen took over: They're playing good pass defense. In his four games as interim coach, KU ranks No. 5 in the Big 12 in pass defense and yards per attempt allowed and third-best at preventing first downs on passing plays and completions of 10-plus yards. KU's personnel in the secondary doesn't get enough attention, but they're doing a nice job.
- Kansas Athletics -
Self has turned Kansas into the type of program that can sustain losing two of the first three players taken in the 2014 NBA Draft and still come back the next season as a top five team. The faces may change in Lawrence, but the results rarely do.
Behind a stellar first set, six aces and a shutdown defensive performance, Kansas raced past Baylor in straight sets Wednesday night inside the Horejsi Family Athletics Center, 25-10, 25-14, 25-23.
The Jayhawks will now await their NCAA Tournament fate as they hope to make the field of 64 for the College Cup set to begin next weekend. The NCAA selection show will take place at 3:30 p.m. (CT), on Monday, November 10. Kansas will look to make its fifth NCAA Tournament field and the first since 2011.
After reaching a NCAA Regional in 2014, Kansas looks to repeat in 2015 and go even further into the postseason. The Jayhawks return 13 letterwiners from last season and welcome nine newcomers, including seven freshmen and two transfers. The 2015 campaign kicks off in early February.
- Potpourri -
Spurrier says either he, athletic director Ray Tanner or university president Harris Pastides could find a position for Lattimore after football. The coach says Lattimore was among South Carolina's most popular and well-respected players ever. Lattimore, who majored in public health, has not graduated.
At 35 years old, with limited prior experience working on domestic violence and sexual assault issues, Isaacson is the most unlikely of NFL saviors. Her athletic career consists of one Little League baseball season. She taught herself the rules of football by reading "Football for Dummies." She landed her first job at the NFL in 2006 by applying on the league's website. Yet on Sept. 15, when the league was in crisis as a result of its fumbling the Rice case and other domestic violence accusations involving NFL players, Goodell named Isaacson the league's first vice president of social responsibility.
Jordan Axani, 28, and his ex-girlfriend had booked a "fairly wicked round-the-world trip for this Christmas" to Milan, Prague, Paris, New York and Delhi. But now she is not going, he has taken to Reddit to advertise for a replacement Elizabeth Gallagher to go in her place.
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Somebody will win the game. There are no ties in the NBA.
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Ashes, ashes, they all fall down.
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