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“We do not allow any of our offensive football players to walk across the white stripe of the practice field until we gather up and somebody is picked out to discuss the tone they want to set for the day,” Likens said. “They tell ’em, and we all agree on it, and then we snap our helmets on, and then we run across the right stripe, signifying that we just went from the real world, clowning around and all that stuff, to, ‘OK, boys, it’s time to go to work.’”
During Saturday’s KU football media day, the first-year coach reiterated comments he made a week ago that junior Montell Cozart had the “inside track” to win the position.
He was asked to speak to the team about being part of a group that helped turn the program around.
"I told them keep working this is a lot like when I got here," he said. "I told them that you can be that team everybody talks about that rebuilt KU football and got them going in the right direction."
Here is a look at the players we have confirmed that have arrived in fall camp from a group that are classified as walk-ons.
Long, who ranks as the 30th best inside linebacker in the 2016 class and the 93rd best player in Texas, according to Rivals.com, picked Kansas over offers from several big time programs, including Ohio State, Missouri and UCLA.
Pekka Markkanen's son to play college ball in the U.S.; TJ Leaf has a list of eight; Mitch Lightfoot down to five on his list; Josh Jackson puts up 50 points in last outing
Kansas five-star recruit and incoming freshman Cheick Diallo is still waiting on his eligibility ruling from the NCAA.
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The Big 12 has to add two schools that bring value to the Big 12 brand. And in the 21st century, most certainly in the Big 12’s case, that means football brand.
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In running game team sessions, Ben Heeney lit it up. He was working with the second team mostly which means his assignment was Trent Richardson and George Atkinson III. And he made their lives miserable the whole time. On two consecutive runs, Heeney stuffed Richardson. The first was for a loss when he got into the backfield, the other was right at the line for a short gain. He was then plugging holes to stuff GA3 on at least two runs.
The family of Frank Gifford announced that the Pro Football Hall of Famer passed away on Sunday at age 84.
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“Anakin” made its chart debut at #957, the name having been bestowed on exactly 218 baby boys in 2014. Granted, Anakin hovers near the bottom of the boys’ list, with nowhere near the popularity of Top-10 names like Jacob, Liam and Noah. But its appearance is noteworthy, because Anakin didn’t exist as a name until George Lucas invented it for Star Wars.
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Tim Tebow seems to have a big fan in Pittsburgh.
Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner was hit in the head by a home run ball thrown back by a fan on Sunday afternoon.
Umpires get call right after an odd-looking final play that includes runners not touching bases and a security guard who helps the Reds start a relay.