Sunday was Oct. 7, still a pretty early time in the college football season. Kansas has seven of its 12 games remaining.
Yet, coach Charlie Weis sent a pretty strong message that he is already concentrating on next season.
Weis announced on the Big 12 conference call that on Sunday, he practiced with only players who will be on next year's team:
Again, that happened on Oct. 7, with more than half of Kansas' games remaining. The Jayhawks aren't on a bye week. They play Oklahoma State this week, the kind of game that a team's seniors might need to prepare as much as possible for.
How can anyone hear this and assume anything other than Weis has already given up on this season? The seniors have to be wondering that. Weis said the seniors ran and lifted weights and didn't get the day off, but it'll be hard for them to take Weis seriously when he has used a day of practice, "to develop younger players for the future." Weis told the Kansas City Star he would have done the same thing had the Jayhawks been 4-1 instead of 1-4, but it's very difficult to buy that. Oklahoma State likely isn't doing that this week.
OT. Weis E. Coyote doesn't let KU Seniors Practice
It sounds like a motivational tactic by Weis, and also sounds like it's probably going to backfire on him.
If you want to lose control of your looker room and create dissension among the ranks, this would be a good way to do so. Methinks he won't be in Lawrence too much longer.
At least he didn't ride onto the practice field on a Harley and tell the media that the bar is high.
What Millen meant to say was that he was getting high at the bar. Being high, he fucked it up.
this is excellent
A picture is worth a thousand posts
Since he is frontbutt, wouldn't it frontfire on him instead?
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It sounds like practice was catered and Weis wanted more for himself
You can't judge Weis for this because YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE WEIS BRAIN IS THINKING! and neither could you comprehend its astounding intricacies. Charlie Weis's reasoning is too complex for your meager minds to contemplate.
No FBS wins, future games against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, Iowa State, and West Virginia. Yeah, they will be extremely lucky to win another contest and their season is most definitely over. With that said, it's still not the right decision and Weis is being quite the chump.
I wish I was as rich as Weis has become off of his early termination clauses.
I just realized he's purposely running teams into the ground so he will get fired and get an early termination so he can get all the money. What a terrible, terrible genius.
I mean I knew he was a jackass, but not necessarily an idiot. I was wrong. He's an idiot. Any coach who does this to a senior class deserves to get fired summarily.
No way, Weis is brilliant. No one on Earth has ever made as much money as Charlie Weis by being good at almost nothing. Or he has the best agent ever.
Is this guy:
But he is a terrible manager of people. Some of those Kansas seniors have hung on through two coaching changes (Mangino to Gill and Gill to Weis), and they deserve better than this.
Seems like a great way to rip the team apart. Most coaches try to, you know, win the seniors to their side.
Weis is probably a pretty good assistant coach at any level, but he is just completely ill-suited to be a head coach in college. And why the transparent lie? No one believes he would do this if they were 4-1.
Yeah he's a good OC (even that is in question from how Florida was last year) but definitely not a good head coach. Didn't think Kansas football could be run any more into the ground than it already had been, but Charlie has obviously found a drill and plopped his fat ass on top of it.
Really reprehensible, no? What did those kids ever do to his stapled arse? I really hope that the students boo the crap out of him for this next week.
If you care more about winning than your kids you are a loser. In the world I want to live in this guy's career is over.
to thank everyone for their contribution to the team? Curious how that one goes. . .
As discussed earlier in this thread, Weis is hoping for a low turnout to the free dinner.
Weis is taking his cue from all those innovative, currently out-of-work CEOs who built the future by setting the present ablaze and devaluing the rank-and-file in the process. I am sure the Jayhawks' morale was low enough with the rough start, but if you're a senior in particular, this is taking that morale and flushing it down the toilet as they watch. Brilliant management strategy, Charlie. Not even half way into your first year and you've probably lost those kids.
His stupid fat ass is going to get canned within 4 years.
Is he still letting them eat food? He coaching them up in that department I'm sure? What a fatty.
Why should the seniors worry - this is just part of Weis's plan to lul the opponents into a false sense of confidence before unleashing the genius that returned Notre Dame to Glor...I mean, turned Florida's offense around to the dominan...that found a way to fit into human-sized pants this morning!
Damn, I really miss the big guy.
I wish Arkansas and Kansas played this year. I just feel like something marvelous would come out of a JLS-Weis matchup.
Force front butt to smile?
You can always count on Charlie Weis to do something stupid to prove how smart he is.
This guy is a disgrace. I honestly don't know how I'd react if I was a senior on this team.
continue to find employment as a college football coach?
We always express our concern for players who are injured or have their scholarships pulled or otherwise suffer some cosmic wrong, but I feel especially bad for those seniors. Can you imagine Hoke doing this to last year's seniors after all they had been through? To paraphrase Gene Hackman, their commitment deserves and demands their coach's respect. There is a reason this "guy" makes teams worse.
If you will pardon a second movie reference, the real favor for KU would be to take my advice & fire his f&@$ing a$$ because a loser is a loser.
Still makes me laugh -
I'm sure they'd let you borrow it after you fire him Kansas.
WHY DO PEOPLE KEEP HIRING THIS MAN?
can so consistently fail upward. He must be able to control gravity.
He's fat enough to produce gravity.
I do not like Charlie Weis, or anything that has to do with ND.
Perhaps he is making a smart, long term investment. Let me ask you: Do you think he is trying to rebuild the program or win as many games as possible this year? I can certainly understand why one might reason that this year is not his concern. Last time he was a head coach did not turn out well for him. If you failed at something, wouldn't you try to change things up the next time?
I still do not like Charlie Weis.
I understand the desire to plan for the future when the present is shit.
Playing younger guys is playing for the future. Excluding seniors is just douchy.
It's a pretty clear signal that either a) he is giving up on this season and just wants to work on next year, or b) he considers at least some of the seniors a negative influence on the younger players.
Neither option seems like a good plan for current or long term success.
If a), what's to stop him from doing this again next year if (more likely when) the team is still losing nearly every game? What kind of douche bag treats people like that? No sense of honor-- Sacrifice seniors for the possibility of better success in the future.
If b) and he thinks he has dissension with players, especially seniors, not buying in to his approach, I can only imagine this is going to make it worse. He's treating the seniors like they've violated team rules and deserve being punished. It also means he's failed as a coach in not being able to win over the team.
I got a letter from Kansas and was really excited then I realized Charlie Weis was there.
What an ass clown.
I think Coach Hoke would give his seniors a Sunday off too. If the night before they had just won the Big Ten Championship!