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Notebook: Kansas Prepares for BYU

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What BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said about Lance Leipold, Kansas this week
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake met with reporters on Monday for his weekly press conference. He was asked a few questions about the upcoming matchup between BYU and KU that will see the Jayhawks welcome the Cougars to the Big 12 Conference. It will be the first game between the two teams this century, with the most recent contest taking place in the Aloha Bowl all the way back in 1992.

‘We better embrace victories’: Lance Leipold expects a winning mentality, regardless of performance quality
KU’s performance against Nevada didn’t go as many would have predicted. Even though the Jayhawks went into Reno, Nev. as a four-touchdown favorite over the Wolfpack, the 31-24 final score was far off the pregame mark. Postgame, coaches and players alike acknowledged the miscues that limited them, but they also made sure to note that a gritty win is still a win. That winning mentality is a mindset Lance Leipold wants, even if the performance doesn’t meet expectations.

WATCH: Lance Leipold looks ahead to BYU week, provides team updates
Kansas football will open Big 12 play on Saturday afternoon as BYU comes to town. The Jayhawks will be looking to go 4-0 to start a season in consecutive years for the first time since the 1910s. KU enters the game off the back of a close, 31-24, win over Nevada on the road. BYU, on the other hand, enters the contest following a 38-31 win over Arkansas on the road.

Kickoff time, TV info announced for KU's road trip to Texas
For the second straight week, KU football will play in a prime national TV window. On Monday, a kickoff time for KU’s trip to Texas was announced. The Jayhawks and Longhorns will face off at 2:30 p.m. CT with the game being televised on ABC. It’s the first time that KU has played a game on ABC since Lance Leipold took over as head coach ahead of the 2021 season. It’s KU’s first game on ABC since its home contest against Oklahoma in the 2019 season, which was the first season under Les Miles.

Eraser Dust

Five Americans freed in Iran prisoner swap arrive back in U.S.
Five Americans who were released after being wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for years made an emotional return to U.S. soil on Tuesday.

Jill Duggar reveals very sinister detail about 2015 Megyn Kelly interview in which she and Jessa admitted they'd been molested by their brother Josh - admitting pervert sibling was sitting in the room as they were forced to DEFEND him | Daily Mail Online
'Answering all Megyn's questions, with Josh watching from a couch just out of shot, was like having a bandage ripped off a deep and open wound. It was agony, so painful that I didn't really pause to ask why Josh was allowed to be there in the first place.'

Flathead Valley Community Groups Partner to Recruit Retirees into the Workforce - Flathead Beacon
As Montana’s population ages and businesses struggle to find staff, nonprofits and local businesses are working to educate retirees and encourage seniors to re-enter the job market with the Retiree Workforce Event at Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC).

Elon Musk Floats Charging Users for X - WSJ
In wide-ranging conversation with Israel’s Netanyahu, he says asking users to pay for service is only way to fight bots

Russell Brand sexual assault allegations countered with conspiracy theories
“Is there another agenda at play?” he asked in his pre-emptive video response to the investigation published Saturday by The Times and Channel 4, which documented four sexual assault allegations brought against him.

Travis Kelce Responds to Taylor Swift Jokes From NFL Commentators | Entertainment Tonight
He later took to Instagram to weigh in on Eisen's medley, commenting, "Well played Rich…. Well played ."

Bill Hader on his Van Halen texts with John Mulaney & Fred Armisen
Last week, Bill Hader appeared on hour 17 of The Best Show’s 24-hour live stream, wherein—god love him—host Tom Scharpling spent an entire day fielding calls on The Best Show. During their delightfully loopy, sleep-deprived chat, Scharpling steered the conversation toward the Van Halen brothers at the behest of Best Show regular and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster. Turns out, not only does Hader do a great Eddie and Alex Van Halen complaining about former singer David Lee Roth at the 1996 MTV VMAs, but also he revealed that he had a text chain with Fred Armisen and John Mulaney where they roleplay as the Van Halen brothers getting into a fender bender.

Taco Bell menu adds something unique and a new value offering - TheStreet
It was that type of thinking that led to both Nacho Fries and the chain's beloved Mexican Pizza. Its newest entree, the Cheesy Chicken Crispanada, fits that bill. It's a take on an empanada -- a staple in Spain and Portugal -- that Taco Bell has given its own spin.

Americans Are Sleepwalking Through a National Emergency - The Atlantic
The United States of America is facing a threat from a sometimes violent cult while a nuclear armed power wages war on the border of our closest allies. And yet, many Americans sleepwalk as if they are living in normal times instead of in an ongoing crisis.

This Sitcom’s Cancelation Signals The Death Of A 70-Year-Old Sitcom Trend
HIMYF played things safe, seeking to reproduce the original series’ success with a similar central concept, numerous in-universe references, and even a similarly conventional sitcom device, the laugh track. However, the TV landscape has shifted drastically since 2005, and an attempt to carry a classic sitcom’s success over to streaming didn’t end well for Hulu. The laugh track doesn’t match the tone and pace of modern mainstream TV comedy. While the convention has been tied to the sitcom for almost the entirety of the form’s existence, the laugh track is no longer essential to the medium, and may well be on its way out permanently.

Millennials and Gen Z Aren’t Shopping the Same Way
Online grocery shopping increased exponentially during the COVID-19 pandemic, but even since restrictions have fallen away many of us have become converts, especially for curbside pickup. According to a new study from PYMNTS, however, while millennials continue to increasingly fill their online grocery carts, Gen Z has been ditching the apps in favor of in-person shopping. It turns out that just because someone’s younger doesn’t mean they’re always living 100% in the cloud.

Something’s Gone Wrong With Airbnb - The Atlantic
The morning after a wedding in Vermont this summer, my friends were recovering in a hot tub while I battled a garbage disposal. And scrubbed the kitchen counter. And stripped the bed. And took out the recycling. Everyone was blissed-out at a hotel before braving the six-hour drive back to New York—except my boyfriend and me, who made the mistake of staying at an Airbnb. Despite the $95 cleaning fee, we were stuck completing a baffling list of pre-checkout chores.

Sixers add 20-point scorer for wing depth | Yardbarker
One of the last remaining free agents, Kelly Oubre Jr. signed with Philadelphia on a one-year deal. The swingman averaged a career-high 20.3 points per game last year, despite playing through a hand injury suffered the first week of the season. Oubre also averaged 5.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, though just 1.1 assists.