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Notebook: Todd Reesing Mauls Reflecting on Orange Bowl

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The Rock Chalkboard

Social media reaction: KU wins Orange Bowl over Virginia Tech
On Saturday, two local Fox affiliates (Fox4 in Kansas City and Fox43 in Topeka) replayed the 2008 Orange Bowl game, which featured the Jayhawks taking down Virginia Tech. Kansas ended the season at 12-1 with the 24-21 victory over the Hokies.

QB Todd Reesing reflects on KU football Orange Bowl victory
Reesing also helped bring a BCS victory to KU for the first time ever. He amassed more than 11,000 passing yards in his college career, completing 932 of 1,461 pass attempts and adding 646 more yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. In his three full-time seasons as a starter, Kansas went 25-13 with two bowl victories.

Udoka Azubuike: Kansas 'had all the pieces' to win NCAA title
"It's not about what people say about you, it's about believing in yourself,” Azubuike said on the podcast. “I didn't believe all that [hype]. I believed in myself. I believed in what I do. I was like, I'm about to go over there and dominate."

NFL draft: Azur Kamara's 7,000-mile journey to the NFL
Through it all, his positivity and patience rarely faltered. Azur attended four different schools his first four years in the U.S. He made some friends, but, shy by nature, largely kept to himself. He played soccer and studied. He once watched a Packers game with a few buddies, his first exposure to American football. They tried to explain the sport to him. Other than the first down concept, he struggled to grasp it.

What former Kansas coach Mark Mangino said about Orange Bowl win
Mark Mangino's track record with KU football has been unparalleled in the program. Mangino took over a team that went 2-10 in his first season and led the squad to a bowl game in year No. 2. The Jayhawks reached another bowl game (and won it) in 2005 before breaking through in 2007 with a 12-1 season.

Gus Malzahn on Kansas OC Brent Dearmon: 'The sky's the limit'
“First of all, Brent Dearmon is an outstanding human being and was a very hard worker when he was with us,” the Auburn coach told “You could tell he was really smart and knew the game. What he did as head coach at Bethel was unbelievable.”

KU football 2020 NFL Draft guide: Mike Lee
Safety Mike Lee leaves a legacy of grit and toughness at the University of Kansas. One of the most explosive hitters in the history of the program, Lee certainly left his mark not only on opposing players, but also on those who were able to watch his physical style of play.

Oregon LB Patrick Hisatake breaks down his top ten
Kansas: "Another school that has been in contact with me for awhile. "Coach (Chidera) Uzo-Diribe is a real funny coach. We talk multiple times a week and I really like the plan he's laid out for me- to move in space and rush the quarterback. Also coach (Les) Miles is a really good person and coach too."

Bits o Chalk

Peyton Manning tells Joe Burrow to learn from tough rookie year
"He called me about some of the things that I tried to do as a rookie that maybe he can apply to his NFL career," Manning said. "Looks like it's going to be for the Cincinnati Bengals. What I told him, 'Look, Joe, if you're the first pick in the NFL draft, you are going to a team that has earned the first pick in the NFL draft. There are going to be some holes there. There's a reason the Colts were picking No. 1 that year. There's a reason the Bengals are picking No. 1 this year.'"

Novak Djokovic worried over possible compulsory coronavirus vaccination
Novak Djokovic said he faces a dilemma if it becomes compulsory for players to get vaccinated before they can return to competing, as he is opposed to vaccinations.

Patriots make alternate Color Rush jerseys team's new uniform
The New England Patriots unveiled their new jerseys on Monday morning, which should look familiar: The Color Rush alternates that the team has recently donned have been promoted to full-time status.

Eraser Dust

Nova Scotia shooting: gunman evaded Canada police for nearly 12 hours after killing at least 16 - CNN
Nova Scotia authorities have begun investigating the shooting of a gunman who may have been disguised as a police officer and went on 12-hour rampage that left 16 people dead in a small town.

Protests erupt again over coronavirus shelter-in-place orders. Here's why governors aren't budging - CNN
"If I get sick, then I am going to bear the consequences of my getting sick," Lyons told CNN affiliate WTHR. "If anybody else gets sick, they bear the consequences of their free choice without government coercion to do so. That's what this is about."

Wells Fargo accused of shuffling small business PPP loans in lawsuit
A California-based company filed a class-action lawsuit against Wells Fargo citing unfair actions against some small businesses seeking government-sponsored coronavirus relief under the Paycheck Protection Program.

Public Calls for Ouster of Physician from Flathead Health Board - Flathead Beacon
Complaints about Bukacek have escalated since the coronavirus outbreak led to a series of state and local directives intended to slow its spread, including a stay-at-home order and the advent of social-distancing guidelines. Bukacek has openly challenged the measures and helped organize a protest outside of Kalispell City Hall on April 6, when officials voted to declare a state of local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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