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The Daily Maulings: Les Miles Looking for Composure in QB

Homer, you know I support, uh, most any prejudice you can name, but your hero-phobia sickens me

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Longest Active Bowl Droughts
For other schools Fall camp is time to be hopeful that recent misfortunes can be reversed. For the schools below, those misfortunes have stretched multiple seasons; they'll enter 2019 hoping to break significant dry spells between bowl appearances.

Camp update: Les Miles talks Drew Harvey departure, LB additions
When faced with questions about his relatively unproven linebacker core, Les Miles was rather optimistic when it came to the position group’s prospects — especially once the linebackers have time to learn defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot’s system.

Les Miles looking for 'composure' out of eventual starting QB |
But sometime in the days or weeks ahead, Kansas football coach Les Miles will see enough of some specific qualities in one of the team’s two most trusted quarterbacks that the head coach and his assistants will be ready to name a starter.

WATCH: KU freshman Tristan Enaruna posterizes defender in Greece
Playing at the U18 FIBA European Championships, Enaruna caught a pass on on the right wing in the first quarter against Latvia. He faked right, dribbled the ball back to his left and took off from the paint, throwing down a big left-handed dunk all over a defender.

Bits o Chalk

Rangers fan struck by line drive taken to hospital
A female fan seated in the 25th row down the right-field line in Globe Life Park was struck in the head by a Willie Calhoun liner in the first inning of the Rangers' 9-4 win over the Tigers on Sunday.

Lochte wins nationals' 200 IM after 14-month ban
The 12-time Olympic medalist touched in 1 minute, 57.76 seconds on Sunday -- 1.07 ahead of runner-up Shaine Casas -- to earn his first national title since 2014. Lochte's time was quicker than his time-trial effort of 1:57.88 in the event four days earlier, which didn't count toward qualifying for the national team.

Bedoya calls out Congress on shootings after goal
Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya used his goal celebration in Sunday's MLS game at D.C. United to call on Congress to act on gun violence, following a pair of mass shootings in the U.S. this weekend.

Messi to miss Barcelona's U.S. tour with injury
Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Barcelona's squad for the two games against Napoli in the United States this week after injuring his calf in his first training session back.

Tom Brady's extension reflects his priorities, rare trust with Patriots - New England Patriots Blog- ESPN
The two-year extension for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which will pay him $23 million this year, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter, reinforces Brady's actions back his words when it comes to contracts. It also highlights how the sides have one of the most unique arrangements based on trust that has been built over time.

Eraser Dust

Noel Gallagher says he's 'never been so embarrassed for another man' than watching Liam at Glastonbury | The Independent
Of Liam’s Glastonbury performance, Noel said: “I don’t think I’ve ever been so embarrassed for a man in my entire life. He’s pulled off the incredible magic trick of making those Oasis songs sound weedy and thin. And he looked like he was having the worst day of his life, walking around in what looks like a pair of my son’s pyjamas, shouting into a mic about some perceived injustice ... if you can’t sing ’em, don’t play ’em!”

8chan, Megaphone for Gunmen, Has Gone Dark. ‘Shut the Site Down,’ Says Its Creator. - The New York Times
Fredrick Brennan was getting ready for church at his home in the Philippines when the news of a mass shooting in El Paso arrived. His response was immediate and instinctive.

Daily Inter Lake - Law Roundup, Pet goose goes wild at local lake
The Kalispell Police Department received complaints that a woman took her pet goose swimming in a lake and it attacked and bit several children. She explained the goose couldn’t wear his harness because he was shedding. The parent of one of the children asked her to leave, but she apparently refused and “went back out to swim with the goose in the lake.” The caller was informed that geese can’t transmit rabies and the incident doesn’t violate state law or county ordinance. But the police advised, “she cannot harbor a goose in the city limits of Kalispell.”