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#2032269 - 07/16/18 09:49 PM Lost players
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Registered: 11/25/06
Do all teams lose players due to injuries that are career ending? Seems like every year we lose multiple players.

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#2032270 - 07/16/18 09:57 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Loc: KCMO
Originally Posted By: vmlb
Do all teams lose players due to injuries that are career ending? Seems like every year we lose multiple players.
That question could be better addressed by KUCO.
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#2032274 - 07/17/18 08:10 AM Re: Lost players [Re: 58hawk]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 09/01/02
Loc: Topeka, Kansas
DB has the bad luck or knack for having more kids fall than any coach I can recall...at least those with career enders.

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#2032293 - 07/17/18 01:22 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Starting QB lost in the Spring Game for DB. There's a lot of factors. But one is lack of technique taught by DB crew. It can be a killer.
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#2032418 - 07/22/18 02:46 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 08/30/02
Originally Posted By: vmlb
Do all teams lose players due to injuries that are career ending? Seems like every year we lose multiple players.

Not sure about "all", but yes many have medical retirements before eligibility is exhausted.

I know some programs are trying to screen for recruits who are more likely to tough it out through bad injuries or even concussions. But it's far from a perfect science.

Guys like Octavius Matthews can't be blamed on any coaching staff or their techniques. If he would have played it's possible he could have become another Hank Gathers type of fatality.
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#2032421 - 07/22/18 04:24 PM Re: Lost players [Re: Saguaro_Jayhawk]
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Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Yeah, previously un-diagnosed medical conditions are hardly the result of a lack of technique being taught by the coaches.

I don't think KU under Beaty has had a significantly(key word here) higher rate of losses due to medical reasons than we've had under other coaches. I think it's more due to a couple of things.

1, since our roster numbers have been so low every loss is significant and much more noticeable as we most often don't have anyone even remotely ready to go to replace them. When you barely have enough starters you can't afford to lose anyone for any reason and when you do, it's a big deal and very obvious thus making medical losses really stand out.

2, we've had to throw more true Freshman and even RS Freshman into the fire before they have been physically ready to go and thus more injury prone too. This part has probably made the overall injury rate higher than normal and maybe added to 1 guy having to quit all together for medical reasons, though the last part here is really hard to say for certain.
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#2032422 - 07/22/18 05:25 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 11/25/06
Also remember our KO returner (sorry, can't remember his name)
who had to have his insides rearranged).
The lack of roster numbers would change the perception.

Did anyone read the article disputing Keegan's view about our roster numbers? The writer was interviewed on the radio (I believe it was WIBW) last week. In his opinion, the numbers are improved compared to when DB was handed the job and; if he is fired, the next coach will have a better hand then the one given to DB, by the great CW.

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#2032425 - 07/22/18 08:00 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Yes medically induced issues are NOT a result of poorly taught techniques. I NEVER said it was kman.
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#2032429 - 07/22/18 11:59 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Wilt Chamberlain

Registered: 08/31/08
Loc: Kansas
Originally Posted By: vmlb
Also remember our KO returner (sorry, can't remember his name)
who had to have his insides rearranged).
The lack of roster numbers would change the perception.
Ryan Schadler. Tough kid with some good talent. Nice that he decided to push through all of that grueling rehab to return to the team.

Originally Posted By: vmlb
Did anyone read the article disputing Keegan's view about our roster numbers? The writer was interviewed on the radio (I believe it was WIBW) last week. In his opinion, the numbers are improved compared to when DB was handed the job and; if he is fired, the next coach will have a better hand then the one given to DB, by the great CW.
Where was the article published?

Also, yeah about 70 true scholarship players >>> about 40 true scholarship players.
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#2032434 - 07/23/18 10:42 AM Re: Lost players [Re: Kman_blue]
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Registered: 09/08/02
Loc: reservation lake, mn
happens to others, yes. last season, reid najvar, just an outstanding rimington list center, dropped out due to concussions after his junior year.
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#2032440 - 07/23/18 06:02 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 12/13/11
Loc: Kansas
It happens on every team. Better science + better recognition of the impact of injuries over time = more early "retirements".

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#2032444 - 07/23/18 10:54 PM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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KU1980

Registered: 05/22/08
Loc: Denver, CO
Hard to quantify if we have more. But having your starter QB in the Spring game getting killed by a walk-in is another type of lost player. Entirely on the staff to get the technical rules to the walkons BEFORE the game. Career killer for DB. And the QB.
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#2032448 - 07/24/18 09:45 AM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 08/30/02
One current starter who I'd like to see improve his techniques on contact is Safety Mike Lee. It seemed like 2017 season his techniques may have degraded.

Too often he whiffed and flew by an opponent's ball carrier or only briefly slowed down a quick, strong runner while bouncing off this runner.

He needs to focus more on wrapping up and driving opponents into the turf instead of helmet first blasts to the torso. If not consistently using better techniques, then he could find himself sitting on bench wondering who took and hid his helmet.
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#2032451 - 07/24/18 09:52 AM Re: Lost players [Re: vmlb]
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Registered: 12/13/11
Loc: Kansas
Mike Lee himself has already discussed this Saguaro.

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#2032454 - 07/24/18 09:57 AM Re: Lost players [Re: schmuck34]
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Registered: 08/30/02
Originally Posted By: schmuck34
Mike Lee himself has already discussed this Saguaro.

Well, yes. But time will tell if he's able to control it.
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