So Is he considered a (gulp) OAD?
Posts made by Bosthawk
RE: Kansas vs Duke Game Thread:
We out shot them percentage wise, field goals, 3 point percentage, (yes they made 4 more total) and free throw percentage. Out rebounded them too by 10. One more block then the dookies, one more steal, even in assists. Turnovers - 11 more then them. It was close … Biggus Davus made a bonehead pass, but it could have been us to win Let’s hope we meet the blue dookwads again in the tourney.
RE: Garrett's Improved shot and other thoughts
Well it certainly would be nice to think that Garretts shot is improved and better. For years, Marcus Garrett has been discussed ad infinitum on this site as to his shooting, which is kind of crazy because in the big scheme of things Garrett’s shot is not that important and really has never been that important. It’s kind of like discussing Tom Brady‘s inability to rush effectively out of the pocket. The Garrett shooting question has been driven by a few posters on this site to the point of it being almost ridiculous. He will get playing time regardless of whether he’s having a good night shooting or not because of everything else he does. He is a Self favorite and It is baldly obvious to see why – he does everything the coach wants a player to do. He contributes in a great variety of ways and he makes the team better. Garrett said that he was most proud of the fact last night that he had zero turnovers. And yes, things would improve if Garrett could more effectively hit open shots, Self has told him to take them, and yes defenses will have to adjust if he starts hitting, but trust me he will not get benched for missing shots. Now if Ochai and Moss start missing a lot of shots and they are not getting back on D, they are not boxing out they are not switching well defensively, then they will get benched. That’s the difference.
and - If you want to worry about a KU player’s shooting skills, and how it could affect the outcome of games the entire season, a FAR FAR MORE important worry is Aziubuke at the foul line. If he is healthy he will be a foul magnet virtually every time down the floor game in and game out. His ability to at least hit half of his foul shots Will be a big deal for this team.
RE: What's Your Pick? Option One or Option Two.
Help me here… I am “slow” … why again is Bill leaving seem to some a foregone conclusion?
Is All this rhetoric from the school and Self just a smokescreen? ( example - recent USA Today article excerpt ““We’re going to fight them (the NCAA),” Self told reporters on Wednesday at Kansas’ media day for the 2019-20 season. “We’re aligned as a university, an athletic department and certainly our basketball program. We haven’t had a chance to tell our stories on what these allegations say that could have transpired. I put the emphasis on allegations.”)
RE: What's the season looking like?
@wissox Yep, the article you were referring to was kindly posted in the new KU news feeds section of this site -
The gist of this is… not good for KU. The schools lawyers will fight hard, and as Jay Bilas has recently said in this Kansas City Star article https://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/big-12/university-of-kansas/article235447037.html this case may likely go all the way to federal court, and will take a good long while to Resolve, probably earliest in summer 2020.
So yes, let enjoy this season !! I am sooo looking forward to basketball, and I think this team will circle the wagons no matter what taunts or innuendo or statements thrown at us.
All you here on this site, may I suggest we circle the wagons too ? Bucketeers agains the world!
ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK
The overwhelming fact is: the NCAA had absolutely zero choice after the FBI investigation broke. No choice at all… To save the last tiny sliver of their legitimacy and “integrity “they had no choice. As far as the explosion of money in college athletics, the train has left the station long long ago and as KCMatt has said, it is way too late to bring the train back. The NCAA needed to figure out a better more effective way to address this a long time ago in order to have any hope at all of keeping it in check. Sadly Adidas, far behind Nike, went and got the Watergate burglars in Gatto and Gassnola and the rest, and they got busted.
KU Unequivocably should fight this to the bitter end and with every resource they have.
We all know that despite the inevitable evolution of college athletics and the obscene amount of money that is now involved, Kansas basketball is bigger than all of this. Kansas basketball is a unique program, and it is bigger than this investigation, it is bigger than Bill Self, it is bigger than Adidas. We all understand this because of all the years we watched many senior nights, read Landon Lucas’s article about the true depth of the specialness of KU nation, countless examples of what is awesomely magical about The storied program of Kansas basketball. We will get through this. And who knows what we will find at the end of this journey. In all honesty, I am optimistic. Rock chalk
A quote from Selfs response -
“By the NCAA’s own admission through its public statements early this summer, it’s no secret that there is tremendous pressure on the NCAA to respond to the federal court proceedings involving college basketball … ”
Amen. To paraphrase a line from the movie “A Few Good Men”, they were “bullied into the courtroom. “
RE: If Bill Self were suspended for a year...
Yep… Tell me something new … other that the ncaa taking the “booster” route for Adidas. This will drag on an on. KU will throw an army of lawyers at the NCAA to see how much fight they have in them to take on an elite program.
Now comes the recruiting fun… Self said he was energized, well now he’s got his work cut out for him, and I think he relishes this. Much much less coddling and competing for OAD’s for a while, now he’s going to beat the bushes and get creative.
RE: 19-20 Schedule
It is the way it’s going… Not too long ago, Pretty much every KU game I could watch for “free”, because of espn 3 (you of course had to have espn as part of your cable package, which pretty much everyone did) But with the powerhouse elite programs, they realized there were many people all over the country and beyond who follow their respective team, like all of us in KU Nation, so why not make us pay ? We are all going to sign up for espn plus - what choice do we have?