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October 12, 2006


Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino said Wednesday that his offensive personnel as a whole was much healthier than it was a week ago.

However, asked if anyone was expected to miss Saturday's game, Mangino declined to give an answer.

"I won't discuss specific personnel," Mangino said. "I don't do that."

¢ Not done yet: KU players seem surprisingly upbeat this week, despite losing three of their last four games on late breakdowns.

"We've still got a chance to win the Big 12," defensive tackle James McClinton said. "Doors are still wide-open for us. You still can't count the Jayhawks out."

¢ Quigley healing: Red-shirt freshman Angus Quigley was seen leaving the practice field Wednesday in full pads, wearing what appeared to be a brace under his left pant leg and walking with a noticeable limp.

Mangino said in August that Quigley was out for the season, reportedly because of a torn muscle in his thigh.

¢ Lawrence a Husker: Shawnee Mission West standout Blake Lawrence, one of the top high school players in the state of Kansas, orally committed to Nebraska on Wednesday.

Lawrence chose Nebraska over KU and announced the decision at a Wednesday morning news conference at SM West. The brother of KU freshman quarterback Tyler Lawrence, Blake had offers from about a dozen BCS-conference schools across the country.

With his commitment, the top 15 players in Kansas according to all have made college choices. Three have picked Kansas - Free State High brothers Ryan and Brian Murphy and Haven athlete Isiah Barfield. Another - Sedgwick's Steven Foster - also is KU-bound.

Signing day isn't until February.


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