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Notebook: Mitch Lightfoot Looks Forward After Kansas Jayhawk Career Ends

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Mitch Lightfoot explains what's next after KU basketball career
"I want to keep playing, but at the end of the day my goal is to coach,” Lightfoot said. “I want to coach, find my way back into coaching. And being around some of the best in the business is something I aspire to do. I think Coach Self, being with him for six years, you pick up on some stuff that can contribute to a program and help a team."

Kansas DBs coach Jordan Peterson talks spring football standouts, recruiting and more
"Obviously it was a kind of a whirlwind of events that happened last year for everybody involved. I'm really excited about the opportunity to stay on, first off, last year even in that in that role. I embrace it. I was very appreciative of having the opportunity to work with the staff and with Coach Leipold. Winning is a process-oriented thing. And it was very clear early on that the process is in place, there is a cultural blueprint. So having the opportunity to get back on the field is very exciting for me, my family and my wife and three girls love Lawrence. So it was a win-win all across the board."

Ricky Council IV transfer: Wichita State guard down to six finalists
Council was very good at getting into the lane and converting tough in-between 2s. He shot 52% in the lane, but only 56% at the rim. So there’s certainly room to grow in Council’s offensive game. But Council makes his money on the other end. He profiles as one of the elite defenders in the portal. Council graded out in the 87th percentile in overall defense, per Synergy, and he swiped 1.1 steals per game.

State of Kansas Recruiting 2023: A look at Jaden Hamm
GoPowercat.com publisher Tim Fitzgerald was recently joined by GPC football recruiting editor Ryan Wallace and 247Sports' Kevin Flaherty, who helps the network and Phog.net with football recruiting, for an in-depth podcast covering the impressive depth found on the list of state of Kansas' 2023 football recruiting prospects being courted by many programs, including K-State and KU.

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State of Kansas Recruiting 2023: A look at Jaden Hamm
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