Is the Sprint Center game a part of the season ticket package? If not, then that’s probably why KU keeps the games there because AFH games have maybe a couple of thousand tickets at most for each game and less for the higher profile games.
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RE: Should KU Drop Sprint Center Games and Schedule Away Games in Recruiting Hotbeds That Are Heavily Promoted Road Trips for The KU Fans?
RE: 2018 Kansas Jayhawks Football Recruiting
@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.
RE: Stop telling me Lightfoot is...
Lightfoot is also playing way out of position as well. He’s being forced into being a low post player on both ends of the floor when he’s never had that role before. The guy is a stretch 4 and is being exploited in major mismatches because he’s never guarded the position before.
Clay Young has been better on the defensive end because he was a post at his JuCo even at his size. He understands the role and what’s required of the role much better than Lightfoot does.
I’m not going to rip in Lightfoot for this because none of it is his fault. He didn’t make Coleby transfer, he didn’t make Whitman transfer, he didn’t make Preston sit out because of a car. We all know Lightfoot isn’t ready for this role, but he’s the only option at this point.
This situation is why Self is trying to get DeSousa enrolled early and it’s why Sosinski was added to the team. KU needs to work on developing Sosinski over the next 3 weeks which KU only has 3 games during that stretch. Work him into the rotation this week, let him make his debut against Nebraska, give him some big minutes against Omaha as a trial run, and if that goes well, let him sub for Azubuike against Stanford and see how that goes before Texas on the 29th.
If the Preston situation gets resolved in a positive manner by that time, then swap Sosinski out for Preston. Either way, KU needs to find a way to get Lightfoot back to the stretch 4 spot because him as a low post player doesn’t work.
RE: Does Gary Parrish have something against KU?
@justanotherfan If Washington makes the round of 32, having your worst loss of the season coming to a team that won a tournament game is far from a bad loss. Losing to Omaha or Stanford would be bad losses. Losing to Washington at this point is not a bad loss at this point. Disappointing for sure, but not yet a bad loss.
RE: Sosinki Thread V2
@jayballer54 We’ll know Wednesday at the latest if Sosinski is permanently joining the team. Self said depending on how practice goes today and tomorrow would determine his status going forward. Based on Self’s comments after practice today, I would lean towards Sosinski joining the team.
RE: College Football Playoff
The CFP is a joint venture owned and operated by the FBS conferences (all 10 of them). They negotiated the TV deal which runs until a couple of years after after the Big 12 TV deal does. The Big 12 appears to be a zombie league since ESPN and Fox each refused to bump up the TV deal up to allow expansion and will likely be divided up in a few years.
The CFP will then expand to 8 teams with the next TV deal and the conference title games will be the quarter final games.
That’s 7 games total for an 8 team playoff. Rotate between the 6 games in use now for the CFP and New Year’s 6 games (Cotton, Fiesta, Orange, Peach, Rose, and Sugar) and keep bidding out the title game like now.
RE: 4 fouls in crunch time
@approxinfinity With Embiid’s back and foot injuries, a medical red shirt in 2014-15 would have been likely so I could see a redshirt senior Embiid happening in that scenario.
In that scenario, I think I would bump Vick from the line up and have Graham at the 1, Jackson at the 2, Oubre at the 3, Embiid at the 4, and Azubuike at the 5.
That might be the scariest front line imaginable.
RE: 4 fouls in crunch time
@approxinfinity I’ll go based on the premise of 4 year players, no redshift.
This would rule out Embiid and Wiggins. I think I would go Devontae Graham at the 1, Lagerald Vick at the 2, Kelly Oubre at the 3, Josh Jackson at the 4, and Udoka Azubuike at the 5.
I don’t know how it would stack up against a Kentucky or Duke roster of players who could still have eligibility, but I know that KU team would be very salty on defense with only Oubre not being an elite level college defender and would likely have a lot of swagger with Graham and Jackson as leaders. Jackson would also be a huge match up nightmare for anyone to defend.