I like Gregg Doyel. Gregg Doyell likes Darnell Jackson. Or at least he thinks he's important to KU's success. I'll go out on a limb and agree:
3. Darnell Jackson, Kansas: Young but talented, Kansas has been missing one piece -- a piece shaped like the 6-8, 240-pound Jackson. The Jayhawks have lacked a physical post presence and defender, and that's what Jackson will bring Thursday against Northern Colorado. He was one of the team's most productive players in exhibitions before being suspended for nine games for his boyhood connection to a Kansas booster. Kansas also will add moody USC transfer Rodrick Stewart to a glut of athletic wing players. We're sure Jackson's addition will be a good thing. Not so sure on Stewart.