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Notebook: De Sousa Feels Game Slowing Down; Bill Self to San Antonio?

Boy, everyone is stupid except me

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The Rock Chalkboard

Hokies land grad transfer RB Khalil Herbert
“Stayed solid, had to do my bid, now I’m here,” Herbert tweeted on Monday night, committing to Virginia Tech.

Associated Press releases Week 6 college basketball poll
Ask someone for the toughest task in sports, and they might mention the difficulty of hitting a major league fastball. Still others might point to trying to get a sack against a legitimate NFL-caliber left tackle.

KU's Silvio De Sousa 'being patient,' feels game 'slowing down'
The junior big man wasn't able to play in any games last year (his sophomore season) after an NCAA ruling on his eligibility. He joined the Jayhawks at semester in his first season, meaning he still has yet to play a year's worth of home games despite being in Year 3 of his college career.

Defensive issues typified KU football's 2019 season |
In a season full of highs and lows for the Kansas football team, the valleys outnumbered the peaks for the Jayhawks’ defense.

Texas prep OL Armaj Adams-Reed joins KU football's 2020 class |
Kansas head football coach Les Miles and receivers coach Emmett Jones headed Monday to Texas for some recruiting, and by the end of the day the Jayhawks had another 2020 commitment in place.

Kansas coach Bill Self seen as possible Spurs replacement for Gregg Popovich, per report -
As of now, a source said Popovich has given no indication to the organization that he won't be back next season. Yet whenever he steps away, whether it's after he coaches Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics this summer or sometime thereafter, there's one name that continues to come up from league sources as a possible replacement: Bill Self, the longtime Kansas coach and close friend of Spurs general manager R.C. Buford.

Bits o Chalk

QB Joe Burrow, QB Justin Fields, QB Jalen Hurts, DE Chase Young are finalists for Heisman Trophy
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, and Ohio State teammates quarterback Justin Fields and defensive end Chase Young are headed to New York this weekend as finalists for the Heisman T

Patriots say video crew filmed sideline during Bengals-Browns game
The New England Patriots acknowledged that their production crew inappropriately filmed the field and sideline during Sunday's game between the Bengals and Browns in Cleveland and accepted full responsibility in a statement released Monday night.

Derrick Rose, 'born to do this,' lifts Pistons with last-second winner
Just a few minutes after draining the winning jumper with 0.3 seconds left on Monday night, Derrick Rose took time to think for a second when asked on the Detroit Pistons' television broadcast about having the ball in his hands for the last shot of the game.

Sources - Stephen Strasburg stays with Nats on $245M deal
Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have reached agreement on a seven-year deal, the team announced. Sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan that the value of the deal is a record-setting $245 million.

Clips' Paul George hints at tell-all of Indiana exit -- 'I'm not the one to boo'
After getting booed each time he touched the ball Monday as if it were his first time back in Indiana, Paul George said he enjoys playing the role of the villain but that Pacers fans are taking out their frustration out on the wrong person.

Eraser Dust

Key Takeaways in Newly Released Documents Detailing Failures of War in Afghanistan - The New York Times
Some of the findings were already known. But they are sure to fuel a debate over when, and how, to end the American-led war.

Nonprofit Finds Site for Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter in Kalispell - Flathead Beacon
On Dec. 6, the Flathead Warming Center announced that it had come to an agreement with Christ Church Episcopal to open up a shelter in the basement of the church on Third Avenue East near downtown. Warming center co-chairs Luke Heffernan and Tonya Horn said that if everything works out they hope to open the facility by Dec. 25.

Glacier High School students learn valuable kitchen experience from Flathead Valley industry leaders
The smell of fresh chicken piccata and crab cakes showered the Glacier High School conference room Monday as Chef Instructor Tamara Fisher and students served lunch to industry leaders in the Flathead Valley.

The biggest resume mistake I've seen after 20 years of hiring and interviewing
It’s highly outdated and unnecessary. And yet, I still get so many resumes that have one. While it might sound harsh, 90% of the time, I refuse to read through resumes that include an objective

2019 UK elections: what to know - Vox
The United Kingdom will vote on December 12, and the country’s unfinalized divorce with the European Union looms over it all.