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February 11, 2013 11:48 PM

RCS Morning News: Doubting Chip Kelly, LeBron's unique season, and Kansas' freshman phenom

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"Oh, dear."

That's Phil Sheridan's reaction to Michael Vick re-signing with the Eagles. Sheridan writes on Philly.com that bringing the troubled quarterback back for 2013-14 could erode new coach Chip Kelly's credibility.

Oh, dear.

Just when you thought LeBron was the best player in the world, he goes and gets better. The King's recent stretch of five 30-point games on over 70% shooting from the field has only drawn more attention to what Rob Mahoney writes is a one-of-a-kind season from James.

Speaking of 30-point games, Kansas freshman Ben McLemore posted one in the Jayhawks' latest win, an upset of 10th-ranked Kansas State. The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger tells the story of the young man Bill Self has said is the most talented freshman he's coached.

In other news... The Indians jumped into rebuilding with a surprise signing of Michael Bourn... NFL fans seem to be OK with doping in the league... Jadeveon Clowney should sit out a year to ensure his NFL future... 10 athletes who didn't have the Pope's wisdom and overstayed their welcome... and how the Hoosiers held on to number one.

Highlights

Kansas' Jeff Withey threw down a monstrous dunk against Kansas State:

Also... Toronto beat Philadelphia, helped by two goals in under 30 seconds.

Josh Smith's double-double led the Hawks to victory over the Mavericks.

And the Clippers put together a highlight reel of dunks in a win over the 76ers.

Three for Seven

The three most popular stories on RealClearSports for the past seven days. (Previous position-days on chart.)

1. At the end of another NFL season, Chris Burke at Audibles ranks NFL announcers. (1-2)

2. Scott Kacsmar at NBC Sports ranks the 2013 NFL top 10. (NA-1)

3. FOX Sports' Jason Whitlock sees parity in college basketball as a sign of decline. (NA-1)

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