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Notebook: Players and coaches say secondary is significantly improved

So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it.

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247Sports is quickly outperforming for me in terms of football coverage. I just thought I’d say that for y’all out there that don’t just go by what’s linked here every day and check sites on your own.

Scott Chasen reports that both players and coaches believe that the secondary is “significantly improved” over where they were last season.

The loss of Kezelee Flomo to a medical condition is a hit for the Jayhawks, but it’s at a position where they have enough talent and depth to make up for it.

Chasen also runs down the TEs and FBs on the roster.

Clint Bowen says that he’s never seen players come together on their own over the summer to work on schemes and work out on their own time like KU’s players did this year.

Steven Sims makes another watch list, this time for an award I’ve literally never heard of: the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

Kenny Perry says he believes he has plenty of depth to put together a competent special teams unit in all phases this year.

Kansas basketball alum Calvin Thompson (1982-86) is back in Topeka a the coach of a semi-pro team.

I don’t know why this is news, but Sam Cunliffe has committed to Evansville.

In other news...

Dorance Armstrong is impressing at Cowboys camp.

Is the dropped third-strike rule in baseball really the dumbest rule in sports? I tend to think it’s the fumble out of bounds in the end zone is a turnover rule, but to each his own.

Bud Light is placing locked refrigerators full of beer in bars across Cleveland to be opened, for free, if/when the Browns win a game.