The Big 12 had day 1 of its annual football media days yesterday, and David Beaty and the Jayhawks were the second squad up on the podium. Here is a transcript of Beaty’s session.
Beaty says he’s in no hurry to name a starting QB and he won’t comment on playing Missouri.
I noticed some serious shades of Turner Gill out of Beaty yesterday - and I’m not talking sunglasses.
Dorance Armstrong was a big topic yesterday, and Benton Smith writes about his humbleness.
Beaty and others went to bat for Armstrong and his preseason defensive player of the year nomination.
One game cost Charlie Strong his job last year.
Mathew Postins at Heartland College Sports has a pretty good summary of Beaty’s time on the podium, including some notes about how the Texas win affected Kansas recruiting.
David Beaty has been trying to get new OC Doug Meacham to Kansas ever since Beaty became the head coach. Meacham is yet another coach on the Kansas staff with an “infectious” attitude.
Sam Mellinger writes that David Beaty needs to start measuring progress in wins now, or he may not be in Lawrence much longer.
Big 12 commish Bob Bowlsby would like to see more done to expand the early signing period in college football.
TCU coach Gary Patterson says the state of Texas’ lack of top-25 teams last year was “embarrassing.”
Matt Tait had the gall to write a basketball article over the summer (kidding), and he examines how Marvin Bagley potentially reclassifying would affect Kansas basketball recruiting efforts.
Kansas softball added four transfers on Monday, including Wichita native and 2017 National Junior College Player of the Year Brynn Minor from Butler County CC.
Paul Pierce will officially retire from the NBA as a Celtic.
Lonzo Ball is your NBA summer league MVP. Josh Jackson was named first team all-league, while Cheick Diallo and Wayne Selden made the second team.
Stephon Marbury calls the 2004 Olympics the “worst 38 days” of his life, apparently primarily due to a personality clash with coach Larry Brown.
The San Francisco Giants have officially lost their sellout streak at 530 games. It had become the longest such streak in the National League and the second-longest in MLB history.