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The Rock Chalkboard

Final grades for every Big 12 football team in 2019
With the offseason now in full effect, 247Sports is handing out grades on offense, defense and coaching for teams across the entire Power 5. So how did each team in the Big 12 -- based on initial expectations and many other factors -- fare on the final report card for 2019 season? Let's take a look.

BREAKING: SMU hires Garrett Riley as next offensive coordinator
When Texas Tech's high-flying Air Raid offense was in full swing during the Mike Leach era in Lubbock, SMU head coach Sonny Dykes served as his offensive coordinator, mentoring current Oklahoma head coach and then graduate assistant Lincoln Riley as Riley got his start in coaching.

Self: Different styles to how OU, Baylor guarded Isaiah Moss
"I was definitely telling him the way they play defense, sometimes they can over-help and he’s wide open," Garrett recalled. "I was just telling him to shoot it."

'He's versatile': Christian Braun energizing KU basketball
"It's not fair to him," Self acknowledged after Tuesday's KU win in Norman. "There were times where he plays the two or the three, and he knows the plays for those spots. But he was either running the four or the one, and he doesn’t know the plays for either one of those spots. So we got screwed up a couple times that way."

Bits o Chalk

The Only Way Is Through | By Joel Embiid
I think we all got that one person in our life who is just always giving off positive energy. That person who is just fun to be around, you know? And who is always rooting for you, no matter what. For me, that was Arthur. Everything always comes back to him. Even if you asked me to go back to the very beginning of this crazy journey from Cameroon to the NBA, it would start with Arthur.

Joe Burrow says Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. handed out real cash to LSU players
"I'm not a student-athlete anymore, so I can say yeah," Burrow said on the most recent episode of Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take."

Rockets 'getting rocked,' prompting postgame session to air issues
Coach Mike D'Antoni started to make an excuse for the Houston Rockets' recent struggles and then stopped in the middle of a sentence, saying he couldn't do it with a straight face.

Kyrie Irving says team's needs 'glaring' after Nets fall to 76ers
"I mean, it's transparent. It's out there. It's glaring, in terms of the pieces that we need in order to be at that next level," Irving said after finishing with 14 points on 6-for-21 shooting in Brooklyn's 117-106 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Seven LSU Tigers, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Jefferson, entering draft
The post-championship exodus at LSU Tigers hit another gear Wednesday as seven underclassmen declared for the NFL draft.

Eraser Dust

Lev Parnas: Giuliani associate implicates Trump in Ukraine scheme - CNNPolitics
"That was the way everyone viewed it," Parnas told CNN's Anderson Cooper, disputing Trump's claim that the push to unearth damaging information about his political rival, Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, stemmed from concerns about corruption in Ukraine.

California woman was found alive inside her snow-covered vehicle after weeklong search - CNN
A weeklong search came to a happy end Wednesday when a California woman was found alive in her snow-covered vehicle in the mountains north of Sacramento.

Volcano eruption in Philippines: Pineapples turned gray from ash spewed by Taal volcano near Manila - CBS News
Parts of the Philippines have turned gray after the Taal volcano spewed lava and ash into the sky this week. Nearly 44,000 people have fled the nine-mile danger zone around the volcano, as a massive eruption is expected.

Philanthropist Goguen seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Whitefish police chief
Documents allege that Goguen invited this detective over to his home, provided charitable donations to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and created a position specifically for this detective.

Court documents state he also invited this detective on an all-expense paid elk hunting trip in Colorado via his private jet.

‘Game Of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House Of The Dragon’ To Launch In 2022; HBO Boss On More ‘GOT’ & Pilot That Didn’t Go – TCA – Deadline
House of the Dragon, HBO’s straight-to-series prequel to Game Of Thrones, is on track for a 2022 debut, HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys said in an interview with Deadline during TCA.

Iran attack: Ukraine plane hit by 2 missiles, video reportedly shows
Newly revealed surveillance video circulating on social media appears to show two missiles slamming into a Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed, killing all 176 people aboard minutes after takeoff from Tehran a week ago.