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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Getting Ready for Football Season

Er, uh, well…in light of these new facts of which I now realise I was largely aware, I must take action

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The Rock Chalkboard

Kansas football center Garrett Jones stepping away from program
"For starters, I am extremely proud to have been [part] of a program that is going to shock the world soon," Jones said on Twitter. "I am also so proud to play for so many great coaches and players I call my family. But due to personal issues and family reasons I have to step away from football for awhile."

Kansas' Miles Kendrick: Winning starting QB job would mean 'everything'
“What are you doing outside of the mandatory things that we have scheduled?” Kendrick said. “Are you bringing guys in to watch film? Are you taking a young freshman under your wing and going through playbook stuff? ... What are you doing to push the needle, so to speak? That's what Coach Leipold and [strength coach Matt] Gildersleeve talked about a lot.”

Jake Schoonover reveals leading candidates for Kansas special teams spots
The Kansas special teams units are starting to take shape. Speaking to media for the first time during fall camp, Jake Schoonover, who coaches special teams, outlined where the Jayhawks stand with some three-and-a-half weeks to go before the first game.

Countdown to KU football (25): Key camp position battles
In today's Countdown to KU football column, we'll look at the few position battles that are completely up for grabs — as compared to some of the ones, like at the center spot, that are a competition only in name.

Kansas offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki embracing unique timeline
Speaking to media on the fourth day of fall camp, just a few weeks out of the first game of the season, Kotelnicki noted there are always sacrifices you have to make in fall camp. And thus everything starts by implementing the absolute most-important things that will lead to team success.

Persistence led to Kansas offer for KC edge rusher Jayshawn Ross
"People call me cocky or very confident, so sort of, because I work hard and I really try on everything I do," Ross told "I was looking forward to [an offer]."

Shaedon Sharpe discusses his final five with decision nearing
Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 6 overall prospect in the 2022 class, cut his list down to five options on Sunday afternoon consisting of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma State and the NBA G League.

Bits o Chalk

The disappearance of Dolores Wulff - A family's suspicions and 41-year search
Paul Wulff, a college football coach, was only 12 when his mother vanished from their family home. After 41 years of searching, he finally has been able to piece together some details of a mystery that upended both his life and family.

Carmelo Anthony brushes off concerns about Los Angeles Lakers' aging roster - 'We make our own narrative'
"Bron just came to me one time and said, 'Yo, the time is now. I want you. We got to make this happen,'" Anthony said during his introductory news conference Monday. "And I just felt like for right now, this is the best time.

Lionel Messi travels to PSG to complete move after leaving Barcelona
Messi is due to complete a medical Tuesday and a news conference was originally planned later in the day, but sources told ESPN it has been moved to Wednesday as PSG need more time to cope with logistics amid worldwide media interest in the transfer.

Luka Doncic signs five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension with Dallas Mavericks
Doncic, one of the most accomplished players in NBA history at 22 years old and rapidly evolving into the future face of the league, becomes the first player eligible for the designated rookie max extension upon signing because he has twice been voted first-team All-NBA.

Eraser Dust

The Internet Is Obsessed With Hot Takes About Food (And Here Are 25 More) - Eater
Although food opinion pieces have always been part of a healthy media diet, hot takes about dining and drinking have dominated the culinary conversation so far in 2019, from “The Aperol Spritz Is Not a Good Drink” to “Don’t Let Naysayers Ruin Dining Out on Valentine’s Day.” These strongly voiced opinions keep writers and food enthusiasts arguing about frivolous nonsense for days and sometimes weeks on end, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. For anyone who wants to light up the internet with a spicy rant, here are 25 fresh headline ideas that are sure to get everyone arguing on Twitter:

Oasis Knebworth 1996 trailer: New documentary to feature unseen archive footage from the record-breaking gigs | Ents & Arts News | Sky News
Oasis released their debut album Definitely Maybe in August 1994. Just two years later they put on two record-breaking shows at Knebworth, cementing their status as one of the biggest bands in the world.

The Beatles song that Ringo Starr hated recording the most
“The worst session ever was ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’,” Ringo Starr later recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone. “It was the worst track we ever had to record. It went on for fucking weeks,” he added.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says state education board can move to withhold the salaries of supervisors and board members who implement mask mandates - CNN
(CNN)In a move that escalated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' fight over mask mandates, the governor's office said Monday that the state board of education could move to withhold the salaries of superintendents and school board members who disregard the governor's executive order that effectively prohibits mask mandates in school districts.

Kalispell reviewing use of drones, other technology | Daily Inter Lake
Kalispell city staff will break down some of the city's most advanced technology at a work session Monday evening with the City Council.

Christina Applegate reveals multiple sclerosis diagnosis
“Hi friends. A few months ago I was diagnosed with MS. It’s been a strange journey. But I have been so supported by people that I know who also have this condition,” Applegate, 49, wrote.

Black Realtor, client 'traumatized' by handcuffing at house viewing in Michigan | KOMO
The Wyoming Department of Public Safety called it a case of mistaken identity, not racial profiling. Eric Brown, a Realtor at Keller Williams Rivertown, called the experience traumatizing. He said he wondered if neighbors would have called the police if he and his client were white.