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The best returning RBs in the Big 12, according to Adjusted POE

Jesse Newell

Last week, we took a look at how the Kansas University backs ranked in the Big 12 in terms of "highlight yards." As I mentioned then, "highlight yards" isn't a complete measure of a running back, as it only looks at a back's explosiveness. Today, we'll take a look at ...

Jayhawks desperately need breakaway running back

Jesse Newell

The Kansas Jayhawks need a running back that will be on SportsCenter in 2010. Yeah, I know. Athletes shouldn't strive to make it on the nightly highlights show. And many times, the most crucial plays of the game — and overlooked efforts in the game — never make it to ...

The easiest way for KU football to get back to a bowl in 2010

Jesse Newell

At a Kansas football practice earlier this month, I noticed that every position group was working on a drill that related to turnovers. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Apr/27/3.JPG Defensive tackles were working on falling on fumbles. Defensive ends worked on stripping the ball on an outside rush. The cornerbacks attempted to strip the ball ...

Running it 60 percent of the time might not be bad for Turner Gill and KU

Jesse Newell

In an interview with WHB 810 on Tuesday, Kansas coach Turner Gill was asked about how often he envisioned his team would run the football. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Mar/30/smile.jpg "What that percentage is, I can't give that answer right now," Gill said. "If you sit here and say, 'What's your ideal situation?' I ...

History repeats itself in KU's loss to Northern Iowa

Jesse Newell

"In the end, a bad shot is better than any turnover. "I’d expect the Jayhawks, a year older and wiser, will understand this better in 2009-10." I wrote those words last year in my blog, "The Jayhawks (literally) gave the Michigan State game away," following KU's 67-62 loss to Michigan ...

Free throws didn't cost Kansas the 2003 NCAA championship: A convincing argument

Jesse Newell

I was perusing through KenPom.com on Tuesday (imagine that) and stumbled across something I thought was extremely interesting. As most everyone around here knows, Kansas went 12-for-30 from the free-throw line in the 2003 national championship game against Syracuse, with the Orangemen going on to win the game, 81-78. KU ...

KU basketball team's plus-minus rankings paint an interesting picture

Jesse Newell

Statsheet.com has put an interesting new feature up: plus-minus rankings to go along with every college basketball box score on its site. For those of you unfamiliar the plus-minus statistic, it simply keeps track of a team's net score when a certain player is in the game. Here's an example: ...

Examining how pace affects the KU basketball team's defense

Jesse Newell

Ready to see something strange? OK, we're going to have to get a little bit nerdy, but stick with me, because this is interesting stuff. Here is a graph I charted that shows the relationship between the pace of the Kansas basketball team's games (number of possessions) and KU's defensive ...

55 stats, facts and quirks about this year's Kansas basketball team

Jesse Newell

The following are some numbers I found interesting about this year's Kansas men's basketball team. Make sure to memorize a few so you can impress those around you with your KU basketball knowledge ... • KU is ranked first in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency. In the last six ...

An analysis: Who should shoot more for the Jayhawks?

Jesse Newell

Many times, Kansas coach Bill Self has talked about Sherron Collins or Cole Aldrich needing to get more shots. And I've always wondered if that was true or not. Sure, it's easy to look on the court and see that Collins and Aldrich are two of KU's most talented players. ...

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