Team preview: Kansas

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: October 20, 2004, 5:10 PM ET
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Bill Self had one of the toughest jobs in America last season. Not only did he have to replace the beloved Roy Williams, who spurned his long-time school for a return to his alma mater, but Self also took the reins of the storied Jayhawk program that was coming off a three-point loss in the national championship and was minus a couple of NBA lottery picks in Nick Collison and Kirk Hinrich.

"I think last season was a transition for everybody," Self said. "We switched a lot of things around."