“Just re-watched tape of the first half of KU game. It wasn’t pretty. Chattanooga dictated play. Not use to that in AFH. Red flag?”
Jack Harry, @JackHarryKSHB, after Kansas fell behind lightly-regarded Chattanooga by 12 in the second half before pulling away comfortably at Allen Fieldhouse to win 69-55, Twitter
GH: Panic or teaching opportunity? Bill Self was as irate as I have ever seen him during the first half of this game. He dropped f-bombs and got in the face of his players like he was Frank Martin. I was never as concerned as Self appeared to be that KU would fall to the Mocs at home. Was this a red flag? I think it was more one of those leftover pink ones from the NFL.
“Leap-easy [Ben] McLemore had five slams and even threw a lob that Jeff Withey slammed home. In so doing, McLemore enabled the release of all that pent-up frustration from a crowd that had to watch a Kansas offense that only the game’s inventor and the first and only losing basketball coach in Kansas history, Dr. James Naismith, could have enjoyed.”
Tom Keegan, columnist, KUSports.com
GH: How good is this redshirt freshman? We have been told he has a bigger upside than both Xavier and Brandon Rush. I now actually believe it.
“[Ben McLemore] is just so smooth.”
Chris Piper, who has moved from KU’s radio side to the television side this season, on KU’s redshirt freshman who poured in 25 against the Mocs, Jayhawk Television Network
GH: Daman Wayans and McLemore, separated at birth? Every time I see a close up of McLemore I start thing, “Mo’ Money.”
“It was a bigger crowd, and I love playing in front of a lot of people, so I just decided to go out there and play. If I can get the first one to go in, I’m going to shoot another one, and I kept it going. I didn’t feel like I would miss as long as I got a clean look.”
Farad Cobb, the Chattanooga freshman who hit six three pointers in the first half at AFH and totaled 21 points in the Mocs loss to KU, Huffington Post
GH: We have seen opposing players enter AH in the past and just go off – but this wasn’t Kevin Durant. This was a true freshman on a team picked to finish fifth in the Southern Conference. This was impressive stuff.
“No one came up to get the hot Cobb.”
Greg Gurley, KU new basketball color radio analyst, on KU not picking up the defensive assignment on Cobb, Jayhawk Radio Network
GH: One of my early favorites for radio comment of the year from a color analyst – emphasis on the anal.
“Just got my flu shot for this year .. It didn’t hurt but I hate needles.. Even tho I do have 23 tats.. Sheesh.”
J. R. Giddens, @JGidd4, Twitter
“If KSU plays in BCS title game the game will have its lowest ratings in history guaranteed. ND (as much as most of you despise them) vs Ducks in BCS title game would be best for continued growth in popularity of cfb. KSU vs Oregon might be a great game, but that doesn’t mean it would generate NATIONAL interest. MAC plays good games no one watches too.”
Chadd Scott, @ChaddScott, Twitter
GH: Who is concerned with the “growth in popularity” of college football? I think the sport is pretty healthy, Chadd. It could somehow survive a title game that included the undefeated Big 12 champion and Heisman trophy winner – not to mention their 73-year-old head wizard.
“Not just going, I will be the backup left guard.”
Eric Stonestreet, @ericstonestreet, Modern Family’s Cam and well-known K-State alum, responding to a fan asking if he would be attending the BCS title game in Miami if K-State is there, Twitter
“All KU students. Not going to the game because you don’t have a ticket? No problem, I’m buying! Send our seniors off the right way!”
Charlie Weis, @CoachWeisKansas, Twitter
GH: Love this. Yes, it is a problem that Kansas can’t sell out their final home game but that isn’t the issue here. Weis is stepping up and investing in his program and the culture of Kansas football. I like it.
“Kansas St basketball rebirth started with Huggins. Frank Martin established it and Bruce Weber will maintain it.”
Rich Zvosec, @CoachZZ, Twitter
GH: Not everyone agrees, Coach Z. Read on.
“His track record is he can coach yours real well. He can coach talent. Long term, I think [Kansas State] will be a perennial bubble team under Bruce Weber.”
Soren Petro, on Bruce Weber’s success after following Bill Self as Illinois, 810 AM
GH: K-State is going to be very good this season. It will be Weber’s job to see that continues after 2014.
“Gotta play the next 20 like we did the last 20.”
Tim Miles, @CoachMiles, new head basketball coach at Nebraska, tweeting at halftime during the Huskers’ home win over Valpo, Twitter
GH: A head coach tweeting at halftime of his game? Welcome to the new and unchartered waters of college coaching in the age of social media.
“These [Chiefs’] coaches are playing not to lose.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: And they are doing a damn poor job of it.
“I think if you do [the Chiefs’ blackout] next time, go with neon green shirts. Those really stand out.”
Jay Binkley, 610 AM
GH: If there is a next time, there might not be enough fans inside Arrowhead to take roll.
“Zack Greinke is the only number-one pitcher in this free-agent market.”
Tim Kurkjian, ESPN
GH: I would love to see Zack back. It is remote at best that is happens. We need Alex Gordon to put on a full-court press and get Senior Goofy back in Blue.
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