This afternoon West Virginia travels to the Octogon of dumb to face KSU. West Virginia has ratttled off 12 straight wins since being spanked by Texas A &M to open the season. KSU has played a sub par schedule that includes losing a nail biter to ASU and a loss to Tulsa in Wichita. Both started off the conference season with road wins. Is KSU gonna contend in the big 12? Or are they a pretender?
For starters, let’s clear up Lightfoot. He is a second tier talent that would not be signed at Duke, UNC, Kentucky, or UCLA. Period. Self was barrel scraping with Lightfoot; that is readily apparent. And now Self has to rely on Lightfoot as his first reserve, after an gimpy transfer left.
For a chaser, Self can’t sign a full roster of D1 recruits without resorting to transfers, de-commits and projects. He hasn’t been able to for awhile either.
Since taking the adidas checks, Self has always gotten a few highly ranked talents; that is NOT the point. Its comic that you sight a few good players, which is what you apparently get for agreeing to clip coupons with adidas, and then imply recruiting transfers is tough! Howling! Of course its tough. Because he can’t sign 5-star freshman he is out their trolling with all the other majors recruiting transfers. I mean listen to yourself.
I don’t know why board rats are having trouble facing this issue.
Why is it so scary to admit that he is struggling mightily with recruiting, even AFTER the FBI arrests an adidas official and four assistant coaches at different schools for engaging in bribing players to go to schools?
Why would one still assume that petroshoeco influence is some how magically limited to college basketball?
How exactly did Beatty lose the ability to recruit?
What exactly is it about Beatty walking into a recruit’s house and saying, “I’m rebuilding KU from the ground up. I can guaranty you will start, or be second string, your first season and start the rest of your career, if you simply play to your potential.” How does that lead to recruits saying no?
KU football recruiting appears caught up in a big, black river of recruiting with something below the surface shaping unexpected outcomes.
Beatty should be able to sign as many players as he wants. They may not be as good as the guys signing at more established programs, but there should not be any shortage of guys to sign.
Now in Self’s case, he should be having to beat 5-star freshman recruits away from the field house with a stick instead of having to sign transfers, de-commits and projects. Self and KU are proven commodities in college basketball. He is in the prime of his coaching career. Pitino was just driven out of the game. Roy has been under the black cloud of Easy Gate. Coach K is geriatric. Cal has proven he really can’t win big unless he has twice as much talent as opposing coaches. Izzo is the only real credible alternative to Self. Self and Izzo practically have the field to themselves right now.
But Self is enduring the third, or fourth year of having big holes in his roster.
Let’s put it this way. Bill Self at the peak of his career had to start Jamari Traylor for two seasons. Give me a flipping break!!!
And the stars Self DOES sign, like Cliff Alexander and Diallo? These guys are damaged goods even before they get there.
Self and Beatty do NOT appear to be recruiting on a level playing field.
@kjayhawks I don’t think KU wins any of those early game even with Stanley at QB. He’s just not a good QB. He kills way too many drives with picks and underthrown It’s.
His 3 picks gave UT 14 points and took 7 away from KU last night, that’s been his MO as a starter the last 2 seasons. He shows just enough to give hope, but it’s false hope because of his turnovers that put KU in deep holes. The UT upset last year was all on KU’s defense and KU being +4 in turnovers.
I would’ve bought the Civil War logo shirt had they made a short sleeved version of it. All I saw online at multiple sites like Rally House, Lids, and Fanatics was a long sleeved version for $40 Or $50. There’s not a lot of opportunities to wear long sleeved shirts in Houston and I can’t justify that much for a shirt that I would have the opportunity to wear maybe once or twice a year. I’m also not spending $100 on the jersey, maybe next year when it’s on clearance for half price if they still have my size.
Make a short sleeved version of the shirt for $30 and I would’ve already bought one.
Well guys I dunno. - -So far our two biggest recruits Pookie Williams and our other stud dam I can’t even remember his name - -maybe because of my fire water right now lol but they still remain committed. Are they really that loyal to the program and out asst from Louisiana ? If some how we can get them to hang on till the early signing in December. - - Let’s see Devonte Jason is that his name?
I think these two players are HUGE for the program - some how - - - -some way we have GOT to land these guys, and to their credit SO FAR they have remained loyal to their verbals even though just about every major other D-1 school is on them, If we can get them to sign in December that’s a Huge plus all things considered -Is their loyality to Coach that sincere? - - hope so. – ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY
Long rebounds on long shots favor the guards. If that’s what they are taking and KU is being outrebounded then it’s likely the other team isn’t getting back on D. Time to outlet pass like Cole Aldrich and burn those suckers on easy run outs. That’ll force the d to get back and make rebounding easier for KU.
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