Found March 04, 2013 on Fox Sports Kansas City:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. And here's the funny part: Tyler Self had to be recruited to come to Kansas. Really. The old man had to sell The Jayhawk Mystique, The Phog, the glory and the thunder, to the very kid whose diapers he used to change. "He tried to talk me into (it)," Tyler says of his father, Bill, whose No. 6 Jayhawks (25-4) host Texas Tech tonight in their home finale and move one step closer to a ninth straight Big 12 title. "He always wanted me to play (here) and he made that clear. But he also wanted me to do what made me happy. So he wasn't going to force me to play for him, (but) he made it clear that he wanted me, too." Because the fact of the matter was this: The coach's son felt perfectly happy, as any 18-year-old would, to get himself some space. Perfectly happy to try life at Oklahoma State, just as his dad had done, decades earlier. Perfectly happy to go his own way, to forge his own path, far from fishbowl of Lawrence, far from where h...
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