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KU is fed up 😡, Jalon Daniels, Jason Bean, The Booth

The Jayhawks are pissed off ahead of the Kansas State game

In this Hearings newsletter:

  1. Jalon Daniels sends a message. The Jayhawks are pissed

  2. The latest on Jason Bean

  3. David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium Stories

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Jalon Speaks… and the Jayhawks are Pissed 😡

If you haven’t seen it already, Kansas QB Jalon Daniels sent a loud message on Thursday. The video appeared to be a direct response to anyone thinking he’s transferring after the season.

The message was clear: He’ll be back in Lawrence.

And I’ve Heard the players are FIRED UP to rally around their QB after he was trashed by a Kansas State reporter. I’ll share what I’m Hearing below, but first… watch the video.

Here’s why the Jayhawks are pissed:

  • As I understand it, the reporter who covers Kansas State for On3Sports, posted on a paywalled message board about “legitimate rumblings” that Daniels wouldn’t play in a game for Kansas again. The post was screenshotted and shared on Twitter.

  • The reporter posted again, saying Daniels’ sitting out may not be “injury related,” which is where I think the line was crossed.

    • The KC Star’s KU reporter Shreyas Laddha and 247Sports’ Michael Swain both commented on the situation, which is unusual from the two pros.

      • Here’s what I wrote on November 6 about the QB: “Ultimately, the quarterback has been in too much pain after he tries to get back on the field for KU. The details I’ve Heard really don’t sound like a player sitting out because he plans on transferring.”

  • I think Daniels previously planned on announcing his return to KU after the season. He didn’t want to take attention from a team ranked No. 16 in the country. But it got to a point where it was more distracting not to say something.

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    • Chris Teahan and Mitch Lightfoot called out Kansas State fans on this video.

  • I’m Hearing the players aren’t blind to the situation. In fact, they’re rallying around it. I think Daniels expressed his frustration to the team. Players like Kenny Logan have been around long enough to know what this game means.

  • TL;DR: The Jayhawks are fired UP this week. They were already excited to play KState. And now they’re pissed off for their injured quarterback.

The Latest on Jason Bean 😬

I don’t think we’re gonna get clarity on Jason Bean’s status until Saturday.

I Heard the quarterback practiced the last two days and looked good, but I’m not sure if he’s been cleared for contact yet. The general idea is that he’s a game-time decision right now.

Freshman Cole Ballard, who was recently put on scholarship, has been sharing reps with the starters this week.

Stories from The Booth 🥹

Saturday’s game marks the end of 100 years of Kansas football in the old David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Construction on the stadium should begin shortly after the Kansas State game.

I asked KU fans to share their favorite stories from The Booth. Here are some of the responses:

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