The Daily Mauling: 8.14.19

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Never gonna give you up

The Rock Chalkboard

Ben Easters, a 3-star QB out of Indiana, became the second verbal commit for the 2021 class for Les Miles and the Jayhawks. Easters has only one other scholarship offer at this time (Bowling Green) but was drawing interest from several Big 10 teams, including Michigan State, Purdue, and Indiana.

If David Beaty was the master of positive energy, how is it even possible that there is MORE positive energy coming out of the program this year as opposed to last year?

Jesse Newell has a much better article along the same topic, saying that Miles has his players convinced they’ll soon be making headlines for more than their coaches dance moves.

While likely not a candidate for starting QB, Torry Locklin has drawn the praise of the coaching staff and players.

We discussed this a bit in the comments yesterday, but what’s up with this betting line for the home opener against Indiana State?

“Hawk Talk” with Les Miles dates have been set.

Bits O Chalk

I missed this last week, but Bill C. (now at ESPN) took a look at what to expect from every first-year FBS head coach this season.

Ohio State wants to trademark the word “The.” Get over yourselves.

Look for some throwback jerseys across the NCAA this year.

Mike Tyson claims he smokes $40K of marijuana per MONTH.

Tom Grady wins Arena Football League MVP. (Read that again.)

This is an interesting take on whether or not the Vikings are legitimate Super Bowl contenders.

Ranking the top 10 pitching rotations of all-time.

Eraser Dust

The man accused of killing former Iowa State golfer Barquin Arozamena has reportedly apologized in a letter to the court. He is due to be sentenced on Aug 23.

Meatpacking giant Tyson would like fewer USDA inspectors at its beef plant near Holcomb, KS.

Two staff members guarding the jail cell where Jeffrey Epstein met his end fell reportedly fell asleep, failing to check on their inmate every 30 minutes as required, then falsified the records to cover it up.

A Delta passenger got to experience private jet life – kinda – when he was the only passenger on a commercial flight from Aspen, CO to Salt Lake City.

Chipotle is indeed testing a new queso in select markets.

Hero.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk