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Notebook: Kansas Coaching Search Heats Up

They put us on the ‘Waiting To Exhale’ waiting list, but they said don’t hold your breath

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Report: Former UCLA OC Jedd Fisch under consideration for KU HC
On Tuesday,'s Angelique Chengelis, who covers Michigan, reported that "former Michigan pass-game coordinator Jedd Fisch" is under consideration from Kansas, specifically for its head-coaching position. KU athletic director Jeff long previously announced that current KU coach David Beaty would not be retained for the 2019 season, effectively firing him pending the end of 2018.

David Beaty reflects on plans for next year, KU's future
"I mean, you guys see how ADD I am; I don't know how in the world I could do that," Beaty joked of taking a break. "My wife would probably leave me pretty quickly, I would imagine. I mean, I'm home a little bit more here on the weekends, and it's a problem already, so I've got to get used to figuring out where I fit in at the house a little bit."

Mark Mangino: "I won’t be returning to Kansas in any capacity"
Mark Mangino, the last KU football coach to both reach a bowl game and post a career winning-record, sent out a tweet — and then another — to downplay any connection between himself and any of the openings that will soon exist at the University of Kansas.

A look at Udoka Azubuike's big game against Vermont
He responded: "They were kind of small on the inside, so we ran a lot of sets for him," of course referring to 7-foot big man Udoka Azubuike, who had his first double-double of the season.

Jayhawks don't want to focus on future with program until next football coach is named |
As Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long continued Tuesday in his search to find the football team's next head coach, the program’s players entered their second week of trying to prepare for a Big 12 game under the guidance of short-term head coach David Beaty.

Kelsie Payne | A Dream Come True | FanWord
My college volleyball career is over. The University of Kansas (KU) gave me a college experience that I could’ve only dreamed of. Besides personal accolades and record-breaking team success, Kansas Volleyball has given me some of my best friends and allowed me to make priceless experiences. Nonetheless, there were many challenges along the way. Truthfully, I believe that every challenge prepared me for my future on and off the court.

Mark Mangino: 'I won't be returning to Kansas' |
“Thanks for your support. I won’t be returning to Kansas in any capacity,” the retired coach wrote on Twitter, after various fans mentioned him as a longshot hire in KU’s ongoing search for its next football coach, or perhaps even returning as an offensive coordinator.

After flight to Colorado, KU AD Jeff Long remains in search of football coach |
But, just as was the case this past Thursday, when flight tracking websites indicated a jet leaving from the city where former LSU head coach Les Miles resides would land in Lawrence, a departing flight on Tuesday for the Louisiana city never materialized.

Big 12 commissioner confident in Jeff Long during KU's latest coaching search |
Bowlsby, of course, knew he was not the reason for this welcoming party at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. It marked the second time that reporters were at the airport regarding the coaching search since Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced that David Beaty would not be the head football coach following the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Other Sports News

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is unassuming and unstoppable
And then I sat down with him and raved about passes like it. And he took the compliments with a dull stare, as if none of what I attributed to it ever occurred to him. It was just a throw. A throw he always makes -- and has made since he first held a ball.

Draymond Green of Golden State Warriors suspended after dust-up
Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green's one-game suspension without pay was the culmination of hours of organizational conversations Tuesday in which senior leadership expressed concern over the fallout from a combustible Monday night in Los Angeles that pitted All-Star teammates, league sources told ESPN.

NFL cancels Mexico City trip, moves Chiefs-Rams game to L.A. for Monday Night Football
The NFL has decided to move Monday night's showdown between the 9-1 Chiefs and Rams from Mexico City to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum because of poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca, it was announced Tuesday.

Le'Veon Bell won't report to Pittsburgh Steelers
The All-Pro running back failed to report to Pittsburgh Steelers headquarters Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, the deadline for him to play this season on the franchise tag.

Other News

'Fight Club' with better jokes: Inside Garry Shandling's secret pickup game
But Shandling's was not a "Hollywood" game. Participants weren't allowed to network there or talk about it afterward. "It was 'Fight Club' with better jokes," says Shandling's writing partner Suli McCullough. The players respected this to protect the singular refuge Shandling carefully constructed.