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Starting QB one of a handful of Jayhawks no longer with team

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As Charlie Weis heads into his first year with Kansas, he’ll have to go without a handful of players from Turner Gill’s team, including the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback.

Weis announced today that QB Jordan Webb was one of four KU players who are no longer with the team, although Webb, a sophomore, was still enrolled at the school. Webb was inconsistent all last season, throwing for just under 1,900 yards, 13 touchdowns but 12 interceptions. He was also sacked 31 times.

Webb also would have been competing with Notre Dame transfer Dayne Crist, who transferred to the Jayhawks and will be able to play immediately.

Also gone from the team are fellow QB Brock Berglund, lineman Tom Mabry and defensive end Tyrone Sellers. According to Weis, all those dismissed from the team had the opportunity to come back, but did not perform the tasks necessary to do so.

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9 Responses to “Starting QB one of a handful of Jayhawks no longer with team”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 16, 2012 7:36 PM

    Out with the old, in with the new. Ole Charlie better hope this works out better for him than his previous stints in the college world. Are they going to have an offensive line to protect this new kid?

  2. seanb20124 says: Jan 16, 2012 7:45 PM

    Love to know what the tasks were?

    . According to Weis, all those dismissed from the team had the opportunity to come back, but did not perform the tasks necessary to do so.

  3. mogogo1 says: Jan 16, 2012 7:51 PM

    Curious the last time a new coach showed up at a school and dismissed the starting QB from the team without academics or discipline being a problem. That’s an awfully crappy thing Weis did to the Webb kid. Booted off the team means his scholarship is gone. He’s basically being forced to change schools unless his family wants to pay 100% of the tuition. This ain’t the NFL…football isn’t the kid’s profession.

  4. pdcooper08 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:13 PM

    Why keep any player on your team that your not going to use. Charlie said that coming in. The Webb kid doesn’t fit is style. To keep a young kid on the team that was a prior starter, you just looking for issues in the locker room. Now the boy has a chance to go find a place that wants him and he can play at. Shouldn’t be that hard if he is a good athlete. This is the right of any D-1 coach. When your on scholarship, it’s a one year commitment, not until your playing time is up. Charlie was up front and honest with Webb. Best of luck to him.

  5. jason1214 says: Jan 16, 2012 8:16 PM

    “Roster management”

  6. burntorangehorn says: Jan 16, 2012 9:19 PM

    Berglund was actually fighting some legal battles, if I recall correctly, and many predicted he wouldn’t even make it to campus in the first place. He did, but he sure didn’t last long.

  7. burntorangehorn says: Jan 16, 2012 10:17 PM

    Correction: it appears he didn’t make it to campus. Berglund said in an interview that the plan was to make it to Lawrence on January 17th, a week after his three-day trial was to begin. Looks like there’s no hurry now, judge.

  8. mrslay1 says: Jan 16, 2012 11:32 PM

    Charlie has nowhere to go but up with Kansas. Good move for everyone involved

  9. trojan33sc says: Jan 17, 2012 10:21 AM

    ahhhhhh…..the old “coach’s nudge” to recover scholarships and push the nonconformist out the door. Seeing it happen at a few colleges like USC & Ohio State too.

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