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Notebook: A Look at Tight Ends

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The Rock Chalkboard

Atlanta July Evaluation Period: Weekend Recap
ATLANTA, GA -- The first July live period in two years in now in the books. This weekend, Atlanta was the hub of high school basketball hosting three high level events and even more showcases around the city. Lakepoint was the home of the Under Armour circuit and where I spent both Saturday and Sunday with college coaches across the country shuffling in and out all day long.

ESPN updates 2022 bracketology after NBA Draft decision deadline
One month after his then-most recent bracketology projection for the 2022 NCAA Tournament, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has released a new one. It includes several changes, including some teams that took a leap and others who took a step back.

College football hot seat rankings: CBS Sports grades every Big 12 head coach's job security
In an annual overview of the 130 FBS coaches on the hot seat entering 2021, CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd slotted every FBS coach into one one of six categories, numbered numerically 0 to 5 with 0 being “untouchable” and 5 falling under the “win or be fired” distinction. The Big 12 is a league featuring several third-year head coaches this season, including the likes of Kansas State’s Chris Klieman, West Virginia’s Neal Brown and Texas Tech’s Matt Wells. The clock might start ticking on some of these coaches, depending on how the season goes.

Bossi's Best: Yohan Traore headlines Adidas 3SSB awards
I spent all of the first of July’s three live periods where college coaches can be out scouting players in the Birmingham, Alabama area. The bulk of my time was spent at the Adidas 3SSB event and the three stripes event was loaded with talent at all levels.

Olathe West RB Anthony Favrow talks Kansas football camp, recruitment
"It's amazing," Favrow told of taking visits this summer. "Seeing the behind-the-scenes work of how everything goes, all the different facilities, the different weight rooms, it's kind of like seeing the engine to a car. Going into the different facilities, seeing how all these guys prepare playing for Saturdays, playing for bowl games, hearing the different things, honestly, it's such an interesting thing. Grateful that we're back going to visits."

Three questions entering the summer: Kansas football tight ends
Perhaps a piece of trivia that will be lost to history, Fairchild was the first commitment earned by Les Miles after the coach took office. Since then, he's dominated the snaps (of the Miles-era recruits) at the tight end position, playing in all 12 games as a true-freshman and starting six games at tight end in 2020.

Bits o Chalk

LA Clippers' Kawhi Leonard has surgery to repair partial tear of right ACL
LA Clippers All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a partial tear of the ACL in his right knee, the team announced.

Cristiano Ronaldo an 'imbecile,' Jose Mourinho 'abnormal' - leaked Florentino Perez audio from 2012
"He is mad," Perez had said of Ronaldo in one of the audios released by El Confidencial. "This chap is an imbecile, he is ill.

Team USA rebounds from back-to-back losses with blowout of Argentina
"I thought we sustained our [stamina] pretty well," Team USA coach Gregg Popovich said. "Against Australia we competed well, rebounded, played defense, ran the floor and had good pace for a half and then it dissipated for a half. Tonight, we maintained that pretty much throughout the game. Hopefully that's a sign we're getting better."

Lionel Messi agrees Barcelona contract, accepts significant wage cut - sources
Lionel Messi and Barcelona have reached an agreement for the forward to sign a new five-year deal with the Catalan club, sources have confirmed to ESPN. Sources added Messi has accepted a significant wage reduction to prolong his stay.

Eraser Dust

Jason Sudeikis on Ted Lasso, SNL, and “Landing Like an Avenger” After Heartbreak | GQ
Ted Lasso. Man—what an unlikely story. The character was initially dreamed up to serve a very different purpose. Sudeikis first played him in 2013, in a promo for NBC, which had recently acquired the television rights to the Premier League and was trying to inspire American interest in English football. The promo was the length and shape of an SNL sketch and featured a straightforward conceit: A hayseed football (our football) coach is hired as the football (their football) coach of a beloved English club, to teach a game he neither knows nor understands in a place he neither knows nor understands. The joke was simple and boiled down to the central fact that Ted Lasso was an amiable buffoon in short shorts.

Read FCC Complaints Over 'SNL' Calling Trump Names
White people didn’t pay their hard-earned tax dollars over the past four years so that public servant Michael Che can get away with calling the president a ding-dong. Thankfully, many patriots have told the FCC all about it.

Mark Hoppus reveals the cancer he’s undergoing treatment for
“Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma is the official diagnosis of it,” Hoppus said around the 5:30 mark during the livestream. His response came to a fan after saying that his mother beat cancer three times; "Breast cancer twice and once for Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma," which Hoppus said “is the same cancer I that have.”

Schumer launches long-shot bid for legal weed - POLITICO
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released sweeping draft legislation Wednesday to legalize weed, officially kickstarting a difficult debate in his chamber that also makes a major splash for one of his campaign promises.

Oasis Documentary to Chronicle Massive 1996 Knebworth Concerts
It’s been nearly 12 years since Oasis last played live, but that hasn’t stopped the beloved U.K. band from burnishing its legacy with such projects as the 2016 documentary “Oasis: Supersonic.” That film began and ended with Oasis’ career-defining, box office record-breaking 1996 U.K. concerts in front of more than 250,000 people at Knebworth, which will now receive their own full documentary treatment this fall.

Kalispell IDs three potential areas for marijuana sales | Daily Inter Lake
Pockets of business zones on the northern and southern ends of the city could see dispensaries cropping up, and Idaho Street was highlighted as the third possibility. However, no formal decisions may be made during work sessions.