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Notebook: Les Miles Starts Receiving Commits From Recruits

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Kansas News

Self on benching Lagerald Vick: 'He had a really bad Thursday'
Just under an hour before Kansas tipped off against New Mexico State at Sprint Center in Kansas City, the KU basketball twitter account revealed the starting lineup. One name was absent for the second straight game: Lagerald Vick.

Reports: KU football to announce D.J. Eliot as new D-coordinator
Brian Howell of the Boulder Daily Camera reported on Sunday that KU would be bringing in D.J. Eliot, most recently the defensive coordinator at Colorado, and would be announcing the move on Monday.

In-state recruits Jayden Russell and Mason Fairchild commit to Les Miles and KU football |
The 6-foot-1 defender from Overland Park announced his decision Sunday evening, with a tweet that read, “I’m home,” accompanied by a minute-long video that concluded with Russell walking into David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and announcing, “Rock chalk. I’m staying home.”

Reports: Les Miles expected to hire D.J. Eliot as KU's defensive coordinator |
According to reports from both Brian Howell of the Boulder Daily Camera and Football Scoop, Miles is expected to hire D.J. Eliot, a former defensive coordinator at Colorado and Kentucky, to take on the same position at KU.

Ineffective post defense in win over New Mexico State bothers Self: ‘It’s comical’
Kansas’ post defense did not past the test against New Mexico State on Saturday night in the Jayhawks’ first game without the injured Udoka Azubuike.

Film: What led to Dedric Lawson's crunch-time eruption in KC
Dedric Lawson was having a bad game. He was, in fact, having what easily would have been classified as the worst game of his season if not for what might have been the worst performance of his life — a 0-point outing in the game against Vermont earlier this year.

'We’re going to run Kansas': 3-star Jayden Russell commits to KU
Less than two hours after landing his first recruit as KU coach, Les Miles added the top uncommitted recruit in the state of Kansas to his 2019 recruiting class.

'I had to listen': Mason Fairchild commits to Les Miles, Kansas
It took Les Miles only a few days in the coach's chair at KU to reach out to and offer Mason Fairchild, an Andale tight end who was committed to South Dakota. Fairchild had been recruited to Lawrence by assistant coach Bill Miller and was offered in late Spring, he recalled.

Other Sports News

Aaron Rodgers of Green Bay Packers sets record for most consecutive throws without an interception
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly came up six throws short of the NFL record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception. But after Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones dropped a ball that practically hit him between the numbers on his jersey, Rodgers successfully threw on.

Chicago legends Harold Baines, Lee Smith make Hall of Fame
In a vote sure to spark renewed cries of cronyism at Cooperstown, Baines surprisingly was picked for the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday after never coming close in any previous election.

Los Angeles Lakers trying to add Suns' Trevor Ariza in three-way trade
The Los Angeles Lakers are engaged in talks to try to acquire Phoenix Suns forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told ESPN.

Malcolm Jenkins of Philadelphia Eagles rips replay officials -- 'Stay off the bottle'
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins suggested NFL replay officials in New York "stay off the bottle" following a controversial call on the opening kickoff that loomed large in Philly's 29-23 overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins shock New England Patriots on wild last-ditch double-lateral TD to keep playoff hopes alive
With their playoff hopes hanging on by a slim thread, the Dolphins called a last-ditch hook-and-lateral play named "Boise." Two pitches, a cross-field zigzag and Kenyan Drake outrunning a stumbling Rob Gronkowski for a touchdown as time expired gave Miami a 34-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

Other News

Daily Inter Lake , New brewery reflects area’s outdoor lifestyle
Sacred Waters, located on U.S. 2 south of Glacier Park International Airport, has been open only three weeks, but Gambino already has been approached for advice from other aspiring brewers.

Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him from tweeting what he wants
Elon Musk says nobody censors his Twitter in the wake of his settlement with the SEC. As part of that deal over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private, the entrepreneur agreed to step down as chairman and establish "additional controls and procedures" for his communications. "The only tweets that would have to be say reviewed would be if a tweet had a probability of causing a movement in the stock," he clarified in a wide-ranging interview with 60 Minutes.

Offset Wants Cardi B Back, But Thinks Haters Will Ruin His Chances |
Offset is madly in love with Cardi B and plans to pull out all the stops to get her back, but he thinks there's a major hurdle in his way -- the legion of haters trying to take him down.