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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.09.15

Hahahahaha. Oh wait you’re serious. Let me laugh even harder.

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Two-Minute Drill: Through the Lens

Granted, this was only the third practice of the season but the spirit seemed contagious. During a drill pitting an offensive lineman against a defensive lineman, held right next to the stands, fans enjoyed the fierce battles that more than once ended with intense scuffles between players.

Beaty, Jayhawks Talk at 2015 Media Day

Joined by his assistant coaching staff and selected players, head Kansas football coach David Beaty addressed the media at the Jayhawks' 2015 media day as part of packed day that culminated with Fan Appreciation Day at 5:30 p.m.

A faster pace: Jayhawks put premium on ‘hidden area’ | KUsports.com

“It’s practicing habits,” Mosby said. “Honestly, I’m scared to walk around here. If you see a coach around here, you know you’ve gotta at least jog a little bit. To have good habits, you have to work it when nobody else is working it, and that’s something you hear (Beaty) say a lot: Practice when nobody else is practicing.”

What caught my eye at Day 3 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

This wasn't one of those come watch us run through 2 hours of special teams practices either. It was a legit look at the way the coaches coach and how hard the players are working.

A lean Kansas football team is starting over with a new look | FOX Sports

This is a team clearly thin in spots. The Jayhawks lost a senior class of 20, and more than half the starters and backups from the November roster are no longer around for assorted reasons. During the offseason, Kansas was down to 60 scholarship players. That's five fewer than Penn State had when it was disciplined.

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5 offseason questions on the Big 12 - CBSSports.com

How will Shaka Smart fare in his first season at Texas? Will Kansas' amazing streak of 11 consecutive conference titles continue? Get answers to these and other offseason questions from the Big 12.

Ohio State, Virginia Tech tangle on Twitter over lunch pails, boxes - CBSSports.com

Ohio State and Virginia Tech got fans fired up for their season opener in a friendly back and forth on Twitter.

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Patriots’ Jimmay Mundine A Step Ahead Thanks To History With Charlie Weis | New England Patriots | NESN.com

Many New England Patriots newcomers compare picking up the team's complex offense to learning another dialect. Undrafted rookie tight end Jimmay Mundine studied the language in college, but he's not fluent just yet.

Talib: I’m not jealous of Harris’ success | KUsports.com

“I’m fixing to play Year 8. I’ve had all that. I’ve had the hype and all that. Let Chris get it. Let me chill a little bit, you know? Let me chill a little bit and let Chris get all that attention that he deserves.”

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WATCH: Aaron Rodgers shows crazy accuracy, hits tiny net from 45 yards - CBSSports.com

Aaron Rodgers is insanely accurate.