The Daily Mauling: 12.2.2019

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Les Miles looking to future after KU football season finale
The Jayhawks have already been in the homes and shared conversations with dozens, if not hundreds, of potential players. The team has a commitment list of 24 players for 2020 (though that could change before signing day), but Miles’ schedule will shift more in that direction in the coming days.

Former UNC QB Cade Fortin set for in-homes, has 3-to-play-3
“These three schools are the main ones I’m concentrating on,” said Fortin. “The official visits to each school were good. I got a good understanding of the football atmosphere and got a good understanding of the schools.”

Selfless act keys Carter Stanley’s KU football career finale
As he jogged to the sideline, Stanley immediately went to find Les Miles and offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon. The two happened to be in close vicinity and Stanley told them he wanted to be pulled in favor of Manny Miles. The coaches granted his wish.

KU football vs. Baylor: Quick recap and instant analysis
KU football was blown out by Baylor, 61-6, on senior day to wrap up the 2019 season. The Bears jumped out to an early three-score lead and never gave the Jayhawks a chance.

Predicting Monday’s Associated Press Poll
Not only did the No. 1 team lose again — meaning that without a shock, college hoops will have its fourth No. 1 team of this still-young season — but the cornucopia of Feast Week tournaments saw several top teams prove themselves worthy, while others were found wanting. And still others, like the teams in the eight-team Battle 4 Atlantis that had four ranked teams going in, did roughly what would be expected when having to face multiple ranked teams.

Podcast: Wrapping up KU football’s 2019 season & looking to 2020
KU honored 23 seniors on Saturday to close Les Miles’ first season as head coach. Notable seniors on offense include Carter Stanley, Hakeem Adeniji, Andru Tovi, Kevin Feder, Clyde McCauley III, Daylon Charlot and James Sosinski.

Bits o Chalk

Ravens TE Mark Andrews ‘plants flag’ after TD in response to 49ers’ Nick Bosa
Tight end Mark Andrews not only helped the Baltimore Ravens set a franchise record but also delivered a response to San Francisco 49ers pass-rusher Nick Bosa on Sunday.

Iron Bowl allegiances are playing a part in Alabama politics. Again. – SBNation.com
One Alabama fan is running for the Senate, but he pissed off a rich Auburn man.

Ole Miss fires coach Matt Luke after 3 seasons, 15-21 record
At least 10 players walked out of a meeting after being informed of Luke’s firing, a source told ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, confirming a report by the Clarion-Ledger.

Steelers blast Freddie Kitchens for controversial shirt
Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens downplayed his “Pittsburgh started it” T-shirt in the aftermath of his team’s 20-13 loss Sunday, but Steelers players blasted the coach for putting his team in a bad position.

Clippers ‘still learning each other’ despite hanging 150 on Wizards
In more than two decades of coaching, Doc Rivers says he’s never had a team where its two best players had yet to practice together with the starting unit 21 games into the season.

Offense sputters again as Patriots lose grip on top seed in AFC
The Tom Brady-led New England Patriots offense continued to slump in Sunday night’s 28-22 loss to the Houston Texans, a result that has knocked New England out of the No. 1 spot in the AFC.

2019 NFL playoff picture – AFC, NFC standings, seeds, scenarios and outlook in Week 13
Week 13 delivered a shakeup at the top of the AFC playoff standings and set up the potential for the same in the NFC. By the end of Sunday evening, the Ravens had taken the lead for home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs, and the Saints were in position to overtake the 49ers on the NFC side as early as Monday night.

Eraser Dust

Supreme Court poised to hear first major gun case in a decade | TheHill
At issue is a New York City handgun regulation that put tight limits on licensed gun owners’ ability to transport firearms outside the home. The case presents the justices an opportunity to go further than ever before in defining the scope of the individual right to bear arms.

Steve Bullock ends 2020 presidential campaign – CNNPolitics
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock ended his presidential campaign on Monday, the Democrat announced in a statement to CNN.

Daily Inter Lake – Local News, Local family establishes foundation to pay it forward
In the office of Gunner’s Light Foundation, located at 8 First St. E., Suite 204, in Kalispell, Reyes sat down with her son, Roman Solarez, and foundation Community Outreach Specialist Rosalie Tozer, to share the goals of the organization — and memories of Gunner — through tears, smiles and laughter.

Every single burger at McDonald’s, ranked from worst to best – Insider
Over the course of several weeks, I made dozens of trips to various McDonald’s locations, determined to taste and review every single burger on the menu.

Daily Inter Lake – Montana Life, Kalispell museum works to identify homesteaders in historic photos
She is referring to the people — many of whom have yet to be identified — that comprise the lion’s share of a collection of 1,309 antique glass-plate negatives that were donated to the Northwest Montana History Museum in Kalispell in 2012. The images, captured by homesteader Matt Eccles, offer a glimpse into what life in the Lower Flathead Valley was like from 1890 to 1920. As described by Brooner, who is one of several dedicated individuals who have worked tediously and tirelessly to restore, catalog, and publish photos, Eccles’ images are “little time capsules.”

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