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Notebook: Azubuike doubtful for Saturday

What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?

NCAA Basketball: Stanford at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Udoka Azubuike’s status for Saturday’s game against Eastern Michigan is still doubtful, with Bill Self saying he’s at “60 or 70 percent still.”

Matt Tait says that Bill Self continues to talk up Dedric Lawson, just as he did all offseason.

Tait also says that the Big 12 race is wide open this year. His reasoning is that all 10 teams are ranked in the top-80 of KenPom, with six in the top-30.

AP writer Dave Skretta says that while the Jayhawks are indeed the favorite, the Big 12 may be tougher than we originally thought.

Matt Flynn talks about what it was like to play for Les Miles and even talks a little about his former coach’s propensity for trick plays.

Benton Smith writes about juco WR Ezra Naylor, who signed with KU after being recruiting by the new offensive coordinator, Chip Lindsey. It sounds like the Jayhawks will want to take some shots down the field, which will be a welcome change from previous regimes.

Juco DL Caleb Sampson (who signed with Missouri out of high school) says familiarity with KU’s new D-line coach, Kwahn Drake, helped seal the deal. Sampson will have three years of eligibility remaining, but won’t report to KU until the summer.

Kansas coaches will have to work to develop Da’Jon Terry, who at 6’4” 350 lbs only played high school ball for one year.

I’m interested to see if this “college basketball scandal” will affect KU’s ability to sign top-rated recruits.

KUWBB Jessica Washington has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time this year.

In other news...

Noted KU-hater Pat Forde wonders why Clemson managers to keep its coordinators when other top programs have constant turnover. He finally realizes what I could have told him at the beginning - they make a crap-ton of money and they win games.

Does Oklahoma have a chance against Alabama?


The Raiders say they aren’t going to roll over and just let the Chiefs have home-field advantage in the playoffs.

And in case you were wondering how my morning went...