Sat. Feb 23rd, 2019

NCAA

Jalen Hurts: The Newest Sooner’s Earthquake Effect

Ever since he was replaced by Tua Tagovailoa in the National Championship game against Georgia, it seemed inevitable that Jalen Hurts would someday leave Alabama. It was essentially a guarantee this year after Tua’s impressive season, despite Hurts’ heroics in the SEC Championship. Hurts wasted no time finding his new home, as he announced that he will be transferring to Oklahoma, where he will be eligible immediately. This transfer is huge for all of college football, but let’s take a look at the three aspects that it affects the most.

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College Basketball Power Rankings After a Month: Kansas is the New Number One with Tennessee Right Behind

1. Kansas

Kansas has looked great so far and is in my opinion the best team in the nation right now.  They have beaten Michigan State and Tennessee, two top-10 teams, at neutral sites and have a good win over Marquette.  Lagerald Vick and Dedric Lawson are stars and so is Udoka Azubuike, when he’s on the floor.  Azubuike is playing just about 20 minutes per game right now, sixth on the team, mostly due to foul trouble.  Quentin Grimes and Devon Dotson have looked really good and actually play a fairly similar style.  Kansas is in the top 7 in KenPom adjusted offensive and defensive efficiency and do just about everything well.  Stanford took them to overtime last Saturday but Lagerald Vick carried Kansas to a win and the Jayhawks stayed perfect.  Kansas’ next big game is December 15th against Villanova. Continue Reading!