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Notebook: Other Schools Firing Mediocre Coaches; Kansas Apparently Happy with 3-33 Coach

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Kansas News

KU football players react to hearing David Beaty will remain head coach | KUsports.com
“It means a lot to this team just knowing he’s going to be back,” Wise added. “He’s a great coach, great man. He’s helped me a lot this year and helped me become a better man, a better football player.”

Roberts Reunion: KU vs. Toledo a family affair | KUsports.com
Justin Roberts, Toledo's sophomore reserve guard who starred for four seasons at Lawrence High and is oh-so-familiar with the KU program and its players, will be facing his father for the first time in his life. His older brother, Niko, was a walk-on at KU from 2010-14.

Danny Manning signs lengthy contract extension at Wake Forest | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
Considering that KU coach Bill Self, earlier this fall, told ESPN's Myron Medcalf that he definitely would like to coach through the end of his contract, which has five years left on it and will take him to age 59, but never planned on coaching much past his late 50s, you can't help but wonder if Manning, by then, might be ready to return to Lawrence to succeed Self if he were to leave.

Kansas faces Missouri in first-round NCAA volleyball tournament match | KUsports.com
Athletes who assemble for NCAA tournament selection-show watch parties tend to stay pretty close to the script. First-round matchup appears on the TV screen and the players cheer, sometimes in hollow fashion.

Brianna Osorio, Jayhawks come up with key plays, remain unbeaten | KUsports.com
The rebounding totals were circled in black permanent marker, as were the five turnovers committed by guard Erica Ogwumike. On the KU side, the names of three players — KU’s top three scorers — were underlined, while the point totals of each also carried a mark.

Tom Keegan: Future as bleak as the present for Kansas football | KUsports.com
The Kansas football fan was floored by a left-right combination delivered in blurry-quick fashion Saturday afternoon. To many, it felt as if two football seasons ended in an instant.

Schools Who Have Coaching Standards News

Arizona State fires Todd Graham as head coach after six seasons - CBSSports.com
Arizona State went 7-5 in 2017 and its 6-3 conference record was good enough for a second place finish in the Pac-12 South. In six years as the Sun Devils coach, Graham went 46-31 with a 31-23 record in conference play, one division title (2013) and two 10-win seasons (2013, 2014).

As Tennessee again finds itself engulfed in flames, Lane Kiffin waits by his phone - CBSSports.com
Oh yeah, and Kiffin is a proven winner as a college coach. As Lane himself likes to point out, his career winning percentage (.642) is similar to that of Brian Kelly at Notre Dame (.677).

Reports: Tennessee, Greg Schiano talks are off following unprecedented backlash - CBSSports.com
According to Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated and a report from Volquest, talks between Schiano and the school have broken down following unprecedented backlash from Vols fans after news of Schiano's possible hire leaked on Sunday.

Texas A&M fires coach Kevin Sumlin after six seasons with the Aggies - CBSSports.com
Texas A&M fired coach Kevin Sumlin on Sunday, one day after completing a 7-5 regular season concluded with an embarrassing 45-21 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday night.

Ole Miss names interim Matt Luke its permanent coach - CBSSports.com
Ole Miss' new coach is its current coach. On Sunday night, Ole Miss plans removed the interim tag from coach Matt Luke's title and made things official.

Brent Venables, Mike Norvell emerging as candidates at Arkansas - CBSSports.com
Influential members of the Arkansas brain trust are interested in Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and Memphis coach Mike Norvell as candidates to fill the coaching vacancy with the Razorbacks, sources familiar with the discussions tell CBS Sports. Arkansas fired Bret Bielema immediately following a 48-45 loss to Missouri on Friday in Fayetteville.

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