@jayballer73 have some people gone after you for your grammar? sure. I’ve been on your side when I see that. This is different; this is about making it easier for people to read at a glance. It’s formatting that is specific to how the board works, and not obvious. Nobody thinks any less of you for not formatting your lists. JayhawkFanToo was just suggesting how to get the formatting right, and his suggestions were correct.
To answer your questions, when you post those lists, yeah I can read it, but do I struggle? Would it be a lot easier if you put the extra line breaks? Absolutely. I don’t read them when I am in a rush because it takes a lot of looking back and forth to figure out where things line up. So respectfully, you’re tripping on this one, and nobody is talking down to you. Work with us man, we like your lists.
@Marco You said, “… fill out the rest of the roster with top 20 to 75 guys.” Your point is one that I have discussed here on multiple occasions. I think it is a good one. I firmly believe that the key is that the coach has to make a commitment to the players outside of OAD range (up to a certain level) that he will never recruit over them with a presumed OAD. Committing to avoiding the presumed OAD is the key. That is completely realistic. It’s as simple as doing it. Further, it would set a tenor for the program, it would free up a massive amount of time that was otherwise spent chasing the next Andrew Wiggins, and most of all, it would fit better with Bill Self as a coach. If a school like KU focuses on that range of recruits, I fail to see how we can’t land a nice crop each season.
@BShark I think sometimes we confuse the “fielding the best team” with pursuing presumed OADs. I firmly believe presumed OADs don’t make the best “team.”
@jaybate-1-0 How about Western Kentucky’s fantastic recruiting run? Snags Coleby away from KU, nabs Mitchel Robinson, now Bassey. 🤔
Anomalies logically beg for explanations of why they occur by those bearing costs asymmetrically.
I haven’t studied WK, but it appears to need research to find an explanation.
The need for explanations, combined with the capacity for explanations to make many persons reject the legitimacy of anomalous phenomena, is why TPTB spend so much to control the explanations by controlling courts and media.
TPTB want to be perceived as legitimate, so most will willingly comply with the biased outcomes TPTB enable that serve their agenda and interests.
It is much easier if we go along willingly (that is called “power”), than if they have to make us comply with “force.”
Lots of walk on players. I believe the roster at the KU website lists 105 players. My point was that if there are scholarships available, graduate transfers from major programs is a good option since they are immediately eligible and hopefully ready to contribute and lock the scholarship for only one year…better than picking up JuCo players. Others obviously disagree.
For those wondering KJ Lawson is a redshirt Soph next season. Received a medical waiver for a heel injury suffered in his freshman year.
“A heel injury limited K.J. Lawson to 10 games in the 2015-16 season, forced to watch his brother Dedric win the American Athletic Conference’s rookie of the year award from the sidelines. K.J. was, however, granted a medical redshirt and an extra season of eligibility, and last season, he captured his own AAC rookie of the year honor.”
As a fan, the Sprint Center experience with great seats along with the Power and Light District is really nice. As a player, an arena that looks so different that AFH can be a negative and I read the players do not like playing there. The advantage of playing at AFH becomes a disadvantage when playing in the newer, larger arenas.
Well guys I know this is quite away out but still thought I would pass along found kind of Interesting: - Read today where 2021 Kendall Brown a 6’6 SF from East Ridge Minnesota was talking about visits and he said he had three he wanted to take. - -one was Wisconsin saying that they were close and a lot of Minnesota players went there , I forget at this moment who the other one was but here what I thought was kind of cool.
The third school if you haven’t already figured was KU , this was what was interesting: - He said KU was his dream School when asked what he liked about KU he said pretty much Everything. The best part yet was he said that he had played in a tournament here in the 2nd grade and that ever since that - - his dad said that ever since they played here in the 2nd grade - -the 2nd grade ! ! ! ! that KU is the School he wants to play for - I mean Dam - -JUMPIN - -GEE - -HOSSIE- -TOADS that’s some long time wanting to play lol. - He is currently ranked # 22 by 247 sports with the CB - just found that pretty neat, so looks like a name we might have to keep up with see how things shake out. - -Looks like all we have to do is show some interest and might be one of those no doubters if we have the need at the time. - -Haven’t offered yet but I’m sure somewhere down the line we might. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
While true you could technically comp just about any player not at a basketball factory like Oak Hill that way. When there is a clear cut best player (usually the case with a sought after recruit) then they are going to have to ball a loooot. That’s why stats really do not mean much and it’s about evaluating skills and how you think they will translate which is an inexact science.
@kjayhawks I like Bowen well enough as a position coach, DB’s have been one of the few position groups KU regularly sends to the NFL so Bowen is doing something right as far as player development goes.
I think he’s a horrible play caller who absolutely failed to hide the weakness of the secondary this year and instead exposed them even worse.
This was a year the defense needed to the aggressiveness up to 11 to create as much pressure as possible to force quick throws so hide the inexperience of the secondary. Instead, Bowen called a lot of 3 and 4 man rushes that routinely failed to get pressure on the QB and forced the secondary to cover for extended time which ended up with a lot of big pass plays surrendered.
Plus here is something KU fans haven’t heard for say since the stone age lol- -or at least, and I say this with tongue in cheek cause I mean come on we just finished to 2017 - -BUT still like the way it sounds. - -That is 247 sports has KU ranked # 9 in the nation with the recruits – & we have the BEST CLASS in the Big 12 - -hey I know, but man stills SOUNDS good anyways to here, no matter for how long - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
I like Ryan’s willingness to tell it straight but as an elevator of talent I think he focuses too much on thinking kids need to be day 1 studs to compete. You get to KU and never know the rate of development a kid will take. Smith is an example of a kid who has physical talent to play and shooting ability. Positions mean nothing in College Ball now. He can definitely be a wing, can handle the ball. Huntington Prep is chalk full of athletes and Smith has played really well
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