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Notebook: What Does KU Football Need in 2020?

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Oh how I want to be in that rumba, when the saints go over there

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The Rock Chalkboard

Biggest need for every Big 12 team in 2020
Find a quarterback. The good news for the Jayhawks is that Brent Dearmon’s system allowed Carter Stanley to pass for 2,664 yards, 24 touchdowns and 11 interceptions; no Kansas quarterback since Todd Reesing topped 1,900 yards. The bad news is that Stanley was a senior, and the Jayhawks don’t appear to have an heir apparent on roster

Kansas reaches 300 wins for the 2010s, headed toward No. 1
While the Jayhawks still have three games remaining before the calendar leaves the 2010s and flips to the 2020s, the Jayhawks will not return to Allen Fieldhouse until January. KU will play at Villanova and at Stanford, and the Jayhawks will also have a bout against UMKC at Sprint Center in KC. KU finished the decade 151-7 at Allen Fieldhouse.

Three-star CB Tanner Hooker opens recruitment, decommits from KU
Tanner Hooker, who originally committed to KU back in August, is no longer in the Jayhawks' 2020 class. Hooker announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he would be reopening his recruitment and dropping out of the Jayhawks' class.

Bill Self sees confidence building in KU wing Ochai Agbaji
If Ochai Agbaji is to be believed, the KU basketball sophomore decided mid-air to pull off an acrobatic stunt to wow a near-capacity crowd at Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday. And he made up his mind to do so in a split second.

Rising 2021 D-lineman Byron Murphy II caps strong junior season
DeSoto (Texas) High School is well-known in recruiting circles as one of the most consistently talent-laden programs in Texas high school football. The Eagles' 2021 class will live up to that reputation with a number of prospects, including rising defensive lineman Byron Murphy II.

KU's Udoka Azubuike has career day after challenge from coaches
Udoka Azubuike had a career-best 17 rebounds on Tuesday, and, if you could believe it, there was actually one he quickly pinpointed as a favorite.

Bits o Chalk

Clippers' Kawhi Leonard showered with 'MVP' chants in Toronto return
"I have a logo in there," Leonard said when asked at the end of his news conference about the special message engraved inside his ring. "And [the ring is sized for] my middle finger, so it reminds me 'put it on my middle finger.' So I have like a 'FU' symbol in there."

Tiger Woods starts strong at Presidents Cup as rest of U.S. team struggles
Tiger Woods the player is doing far better than Tiger Woods the captain so far at the Presidents Cup.

Lakers' Dwight Howard -- Had to let go of bitterness toward Magic and their fans
"I think it takes everybody a while to get over things, but time should heal wounds, and if not, got to let that s--- go," Howard said before the Lakers played the Magic. "That's how -- I'm sorry -- that's how I look at it. I've let a lot of things go in my heart, things that have kind of held me down. Things that I had towards the Magic and just how the situation ended. How I was treated by the fans and stuff like that. But I had to let that bitterness go. There's no need to hold on to it. When I let it go, it just made my life a lot better. Just more free."

Illinois' Kofi Cockburn accidentally clobbers official while celebrating bucket
Lewis Garrison, a college basketball official, left a matchup between Illinois and No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday night after he was accidentally hit by Kofi Cockburn as the freshman center celebrated a key play in the Illini's 71-62 victory in Champaign, Illinois.

Former NC State coach Mark Gottfried's attorneys question NCAA trying to import evidence
Former NC State coach Mark Gottfried's attorneys are questioning whether the NCAA's enforcement staff can import evidence and testimony from recent federal criminal trials involving bribes and other corruption in college basketball because the defendants' convictions are under appeal.

Mark Emmert: 'Highly probable' federal legislation for how college athletes are compensated
NCAA president Mark Emmert said Wednesday it is "highly probable" federal legislation will be passed that sets national guidelines for how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their names, images and likenesses.

Eraser Dust

Kalispell Walmart reopened after bomb scare | Local | missoulian.com
In a Facebook post, the City of Kalispell urged residents to avoid the Walmart, located on U.S. Highway 93 north of downtown. The post stated a bomb threat had been called in at 2:20 p.m.

Residents Call for Kalispell Response System to Discriminatory Acts - Flathead Beacon
Following vandalism at the Community Spirit Monument in Woodland Park in Kalispell sometime before Thanksgiving, community members are pushing for a stronger response system from Kalispell city officials.

Liam Gallagher hits out after Australian show is cut short during 'Supersonic'
Liam Gallagher has hit out after his show in Melbourne today (December 11) was cut short due to the venue enforcing a “tight curfew”.

Trump mocks Greta Thunberg for being Time's 'Person of the Year'
"So ridiculous," Trump said on Twitter. "Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

J.J. Abrams Last Jedi Quotes Have Everyone Talking Star Wars
Rian Johnson’s (in our opinion, excellent) eighth chapter in the Star Wars saga was always going to be divisive. That’s what middle chapters are. However, since its 2017 release, the film has somehow become more than a film to simply be argued about. Its become a lightning rod for Star Wars hatred.

Liam Gallagher slams Melbourne arena for threatening a $250,000 noise curfew fine | Daily Mail Online
'250 thousand dollar fine if we played over the curfew last night 250 thousand dollars 250 thousand dollars I mean those tunes are biblical and I'm the f**king biblical brother but c'mon that's a f**king p**s take,' he tweeted.