Vick Coming Back



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  • Wow. I am completely shocked. Wonder what Grimes and Dotson think about this…

    Will be interesting to see how all this plays out.



  • Woodrow said:

    Wow. I am completely shocked. Wonder what Grimes and Dotson think about this…

    Will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

    I don’t think Dotson and Grimes are too worried. Zero chance Cunliffe plays now though and I bet Agbaji takes a RS.



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  • But Charlie Moore already has #2!



  • BShark said:

    Woodrow said:

    Wow. I am completely shocked. Wonder what Grimes and Dotson think about this…

    Will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

    I don’t think Dotson and Grimes are too worried. Zero chance Cunliffe plays now though and I bet Agbaji takes a RS.

    Yea I agree with both. Sam has to be very disappointed. I think I’ve seem the word “stunner” about 5 different times on Twitter already. Really bizarre situation.



  • Gorilla72 said:

    But Charlie Moore already has #2!

    Vick has to change numbers and do summer school. Maybe he will reach some kind of a turning point. If he finds another gear watch out.



  • DOTSON, VICK, GRIMES, DEDRIC, DOKE.

    BENCH: Garrett, KJ, Moore, Silvio

    DEEP BENCH: Mitch, Cunliffe, McCormack, Agbaji

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD LAWD HAVE MERCY @jayballer73



  • Per Fran Fraschilla

    “Had long talk with Bill Self about the Vick situation when we were in Canada. A great “addition” if he’s on Self’s page. Vick wasn’t reading same book last season.”



  • Does that mean the pool is open?



  • Gunman said:

    Does that mean the pool is open?

    IT DOES.





  • http://www2.kusports.com/weblogs/tale-tait/2018/jun/29/lagerald-vick-to-return-to-kansas-for-se/

    "Self, who flew to Memphis last week to meet with Vick and his mother, LaLa Vick, talked to his veteran guard again this week and laid out a list of undisclosed rules and stipulations that would need to be met in order for Vick to return.

    After a couple of discussions and some time to think, both parties agreed that rejoining the Jayhawks would be the best thing for Vick. "



  • This will effect KJ. Wonder if we will hear from the outspoken Lawson Dad about this.



  • Woodrow said:

    This will effect KJ. Wonder if we will hear from the outspoken Lawson Dad about this.

    I could still see KJ start. Part of accepting Vick back maybe means he needs to come off the bench. Word around the program on KJ and Garrett is too positive for them to not get minutes, imo.

    Going to be very interesting to see how things develop.



  • Wowza!



  • All this will work It’s self out



  • Wow. I love this Self quote:

    Yeah, I think it helps us," Self said of Vick’s 3-point shooting prowess. “But that’s not why he’s coming back. He’s coming back because he wants to make a commitment to being a great teammate, helping his teammates improve and helping the young guys. But if Lagerald plays like he’s capable of playing, we will be a better 3-point shooting team.”

    I would love to see Vick work his ass off to grow as a leader and a positive influence. Everything i thought LeCobra would be last year is still achievable this year!



  • To me this is all positive. Vick is being allowed to come back because he has agreed to Self’s conditions. In Vick we have a guy returning that will be playing his 4th year of college ball, knows the offense, can shoot 3’s, can guard multiple positions, and is a freak athlete.

    And Vick is going to get a diploma. That is a huge bonus for this young man who may or may not make a living playing professional basketball.

    Rock Chalk.



  • @joeloveshawks Couldn’t have said it better. I’m all in on this. Some of us thought he was an all conference type player in the making. Maybe we see that. A guy with a second chance is thankful and has gained perspective.

    Credit to his mom, too, for how she handled all of this.



  • WOW…Yahtsee!!! I feel badly for Ogbaji(sp), though.



  • @KUSTEVE I think he was looking at a RS anyway.



  • @BShark We could do the two lineup thing, like Tucky did a few years back. We’re deep as the ocean.



  • Best case scenario for everyone involved. Amazing. Happy to have him back under conditions. I expect a HUGE jump from him. A motivated Vick is scary.



  • KUSTEVE said:

    @BShark We could do the two lineup thing, like Tucky did a few years back. We’re deep as the ocean.

    Key difference: Self is an actual coach. I’m not convinced with Calipari. LOL.

    I beat Self only rolls 9 deep. Someone will be upset. Or Silvio won’t be eligible… Stuff will work itself out. Expect 0 minutes from Agbaji, Mitch and Cunliffe. 10th guy is probably McCormack. But man yeah talk about a loaded roster.



  • We only go 10 deep for sure. I’m interested to see the minutes distribution. Team is versatile as hell. Interested in what a 5 guard switch everything lineup would look like with Grimes, Vick, Garrett, K.J. and Cunliffe would look like. Won’t happen, but it’s there lol.

    On the flip side, you can go BIG with Grimes, Vick, K.J., Bi Dave and Doke.

    Uber fast/athletic/big with Dotson, Moore, Grimes, K.J. and De Sousa.

    Defensive team with Grimes, Garrett, K.J., Dedric and Doke.

    Possibilities are endless with this group. Chemistry is going to be the key. And I think we have enough role players and good passers/playmakers to make that a non issue.

    This team has the potential to legitimately be the best offensive and defensive team in the country. I wonder what Vegas odds look like now. Kentucky moved into best odds after Reid Travis committed, but I bet this puts us back in first.

    Props to Self for making this happen and the Vick’s for being willing to make this work. A motivated Senior Vick is as good as landing a 5 star recruit. At least, I sure hope so.



  • I think this is a good move for all parties, obviously Vick has had his issues with Coach and gotten into trouble at times but I never liked the idea of giving up on him. This could shake up the line up, how many players will be in the rotation. Self has liked his 7 or 8 rotation most years but he have to play 9, which is good imo with our tough SOS. I’d put money on Agbaji redshirting and Mitch maybe smart to do so if DeSousa can go as well. Can Sam redshirt, even tho he sat out his transfer year? I honestly didn’t think he was going to get a ton of PT with or without Vick ether way. I’d say a line up of Dotson, Vick, Grimes, D Lawson and Doke is looking pretty good with K.J., Moore, DeSousa and Garrett getting most the bench play but I wouldn’t sleep on Garrett starting over Dotson at PG ether. I think Charlie will be the third option at the spot. Man this team team is easily as deep as coach Self has had here, right up there with 07 and 08.



  • FWIW, I think Grimes will end up with minutes at PG now just to keep him on the floor. Which means a battle throughout the season between Moore and Dotson. Might be as simple as riding the hit hand for that day.

    Easily the deepest team we have ever had under Self. I honestly don’t know what to do. Selfs biggest issue coaching this team will be finding minutes for everyone.

    Garrett might even struggle to see the floor if he doesn’t get his jumper up to standards this summer.

    My brain hurts thinking of the options. I would pay money just to watch practices this year. Might have two top 10 teams playing each other everyday at practice this year.





  • @KUSTEVE I would think so.



  • @Kcmatt7 It feels like Xmas.



  • @kjayhawks I do think Sam could redshirt technically. He didn’t his first year. Would be crazy to have 3 redshirts… but not impossible. Self has to have a nonstop smile going right now. And, in theory, it would be smart for those three to redshirt and get their masters or have the option to be a grad transfer if that’s what they would like to do.



  • @KUSTEVE Bill has made it a routine of giving us a Christmas present late in the year. Guy always has an ace up his sleeve.



  • Cunliffe can RS, but he is more likely to transfer after this season than do that.



  • Woodrow said:

    Wow. I am completely shocked. Wonder what Grimes and Dotson think about this…

    Will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

    I don’t think this effects Dotson or Grimes at all. – Vick played the 3 more then anything, and chances are he will share playing time at the 3 again. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • BShark said:

    Woodrow said:

    Wow. I am completely shocked. Wonder what Grimes and Dotson think about this…

    Will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

    I don’t think Dotson and Grimes are too worried. Zero chance Cunliffe plays now though and I bet Agbaji takes a RS.

    You would think almost a certainly he would look to red shirt now



  • Gorilla72 said:

    But Charlie Moore already has #2!

    that’s not gonna change - - Vick will have a different number



  • BShark said:

    Gorilla72 said:

    But Charlie Moore already has #2!

    Vick has to change numbers and do summer school. Maybe he will reach some kind of a turning point. If he finds another gear watch out.

    only needs 12 hours in Summer School to graduate - if he can get his head on right , this team is just insane - -need consistency from him though , no more disappearing acts in game time - -better defense



  • BShark said:

    DOTSON, VICK, GRIMES, DEDRIC, DOKE.

    BENCH: Garrett, KJ, Moore, Silvio

    DEEP BENCH: Mitch, Cunliffe, McCormack, Agbaji

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOD LAWD HAVE MERCY @jayballer73

    LAWD HAVE MERCY IS RIGHT. - - these team has so many different combinations it can run out - - so , so , so , deep. just an complete 360 from last year. I feel this team can be so aggressive defensively I mean really get after it cause of their depth not having to worry so much about their foul situation. Thing is though Vick’s starting is not a given, he is going to have to earn the spot , maybe the competition is what he needs - does give us that experience though for sure. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • jayballer73 said:

    BShark said:

    Gorilla72 said:

    But Charlie Moore already has #2!

    Vick has to change numbers and do summer school. Maybe he will reach some kind of a turning point. If he finds another gear watch out.

    only needs 12 hours in Summer School to graduate - if he can get his head on right , this team is just insane - -need consistency from him though , no more disappearing acts in game time - -better defense

    To graduate while still doing all his SR year work too right? Like, he was pretty behind.



  • @Woodrow K J has considered him self a guard yet he can play the 3 you might see KJ having backup at the 2 spot in certain situations , he can for sure can compete for the 3 - I’m sure Coach has told Vick that he is going to have to earn that spot. - -Coach is just not going to let him walk back in and just give him that position. - We shall see how it plays out - -crazy competition but what a great position to be in. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BeddieKU23

    LOL - - -WOWZA IS RIGHT - -MAYBE EVEN A WOWZA- - - - WOWZA LOL. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @Kcmatt7 – Sooooo , many options - - -combinations -it could be crazy.



  • I did hear the team voted



  • Crimsonorblue22 said:

    I did hear the team voted

    lol



  • KUSTEVE said:

    @Kcmatt7 It feels like Xmas.

    You mean it’s not lmao. - - -I mean " - - JUMPIN - - -GEE - - HOSSA - - -FATS " - - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @BShark

    "I told him I’d sleep on it. Certainly I did,” Self said. “I feel not only is it the best choice for him, but us. I did it with total support from all his teammates.”



  • Did not see this one coming. Hopefully he can bump his shooting to 40% and be a defensive specialist.



  • Sounds to me like Vick had absolutely nowhere to go and he’s completely at Self’s mercy. This is a win-win situation for Self and Vick if there ever was one.

    But it does have the stinch of the Bagley/Carter scenario. Biggest difference is there aren’t any potential lottery picks vying for the same PT as Vick.



  • @jayballer73

    I am sure you meant a 180 degree turn from last year. BTW, he needs 12 credit hours AFTER Summer school which is pretty dang good.


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