The Kansas football and basketball programs reside on opposite ends of the athletic spectrum. The basketball team has won 12 Big 12 conference titles in a row, while the football team didn’t win a game last season.

The Jayhawks are looking for redemption on the gridiron this year, and they recently took some inspiration and advice from head basketball coach Bill Self. He delivered a speech to the team, and it was outstanding. See it for yourself:

“When I got here, I’m never going to the best coach ever here. Phog Allen coached here,” Self said. “Whoever we recruit is never going to be the best player that ever played here. Hell, Wilt [Chamberlain] played here. Our job is to maintain. You know what your job is? To build.”

The Jayhawks have plenty of room for progress, and perhaps they’ll heed Coach Self’s words of wisdom.

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Joe Boozell has been a college basketball writer for NCAA.com since 2015. His work has also appeared in Bleacher Report, FOXSports.com and NBA.com. Joe’s claim to fame since joining NCAA.com: he’s predicted the correct national championship game twice… and picked the wrong winner both times. Growing up, Joe squared off against both Anthony Davis and Frank Kaminsky in the Chicagoland basketball scene. You can imagine how that went.

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