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Notebook: MacVittie Mauled Being Better Than you Thought Against CC

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The Rock Chalkboard

Coastal Carolina game was 'wake-up call' for Kansas defense
“What we worked on is a lot of eyes, a lot of eye training, a lot of tackling,” said Feaster. “Just working together overall like we didn’t have an offseason. We didn’t get to have a spring [practice slate]. That first game was like a wake-up call for us to see where we were [and] to address those issues. I feel like the coaches have done a great job of putting us in a position to minimize those mistakes.”

Les Miles, KU players address O-line heading into Big 12 play
The passing game? The Jayhawks threw for just 189 yards (5.4 yards per attempt) while totaling two touchdowns to two interceptions. The signal callers were often under duress, as was expected to an extent following the departure of the team's starting left and right tackles.

New 247Sports Crystal Ball pick for Kansas
I submitted a Thursday afternoon prediction for the Jayhawks to land Dickens with a medium confidence level of 6. My forecast is one of the two made Thursday, joining a pick (6) from Steve Wiltfong, 247Sports director of football recruiting.

Film room: Thomas MacVittie was better than you thought vs. CC
When you take a closer look at MacVittie's day, you start to see why there was such a discrepancy between his grade, which was solid, and his statistics, which were not...

Bits o Chalk

Pac-12 to play seven-game football slate starting in November
"This has been the result of what we said back in August -- that we'd follow the science, follow the data, follow the advice from our medical experts," Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said, "and that we know how badly our student-athletes want to compete, as student-athletes for the Pac-12, but that we would only do so when we felt that we could do so safely."

Denver Nuggets' Michael Malone - Will 'go through the proper channels' to ask about fouls
"They went to the foul line 35 times," Malone said after the Lakers took a 3-1 lead over Denver in the Western Conference finals with a 114-108 victory on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. "I think I'm going to have to go through the proper channels like they did to see if we can figure out how we can get some more free throws."

Messi blasts Barcelona, is fuming with Suarez exit to Atletico Madrid
Lionel Messi has launched another scathing attack against Barcelona's board, accusing them of disrespecting Luis Suarez and effectively kicking him out of the club.

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James shuts down Jamal Murray in 'winning time'
With the Los Angeles Lakers clinging to a four-point lead with just more than five minutes left in the fourth quarter on Thursday, James -- whose eldest son, 15-year-old LeBron James Jr., is closer in age to the 23-year-old Murray than he is -- switched onto the Nuggets' supernova.

Eraser Dust

Flathead High School Reports Highest Number of COVID-19 Positives in State - Flathead Beacon
No K-12 school in Montana has confirmed more positive cases of COVID-19 than Flathead High School, according to data compiled by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services that was released on Thursday.

Coronavirus stimulus: Democrats prepare new relief bill
The bill would include enhanced unemployment insurance, direct payments to Americans, Paycheck Protection Program small-business loan funding and aid to airlines, among other provisions, the person said. To reach the price tag, Democrats would chop roughly $1 trillion from their previous proposal for a fifth pandemic aid plan.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to be first woman to lie in state at US Capitol
A ceremony in National Statuary Hall will begin at 9:30 a.m. EDT and last through the afternoon, as Ginsburg's family and members of Congress honor her legacy and 27 years on the high court. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife Jill will attend, along with vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

Montana records 333 additional COVID-19 cases, passes 11K mark
Newly released state numbers show an additional 333 confirmed COVID-19 cases are being reported on Thursday morning in Montana.

Vietnam Confiscates Over 300,000 Used Condoms for Sale - The New York Times
A raid at a warehouse led to the arrest of a woman who said she had been paid by the pound to recycle the prophylactics.

'Wonderwall' at 25: How Oasis' Unlikely Ballad Became a Rock Standard - Rolling Stone
A quarter-century ago, the British band broke into America with an uncharacteristically sensitive hit. The song remains shockingly popular — even if the guy who wrote it isn’t really a fan