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Kansas kicks off Charlie Weis era with spring game

Charlie Weis AP

For the first time since the end of 2009, Charlie Weis was the head coach of a football program.

(Quick note: that picture of Weis is too priceless not to use) 

And in front of a crowd of roughly 15,000, the Kansas Jayhawks kicked off the Weis era with a 45-0 win by the Blue team. Weis’ two offseason acquisitions, quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps, combined for over 260 yards passing and  a touchdown.

He can make every throw, and he didn’t look too rusty to me,” Weis said of Crist. “I thought he slung it around pretty good. He knows how to run the offense, he knows the operation. He gets us out of trouble when it’s a bad call. I was generally pleased.”

Running back Tony Pierson was the offensive MVP with 141 yards on just seven carries.

I can’t imagine Kansas is going to see significant improvement in the win-loss columns this season under Weis after an abysmal 2011 campaign, but the Jayhawks already have more offensive firepower this year that should at least keep them competitive in a few games.

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11 Responses to “Kansas kicks off Charlie Weis era with spring game”
  1. woebegong says: Apr 28, 2012 6:51 PM

    That picture of him makes me think they closed the restaurant when they saw Ole Charlie heading towards the door.

  2. kiopta1 says: Apr 28, 2012 7:03 PM

    Good luck Kansas, Crist, and coach.

    From an ND fan.

  3. imforbigblue says: Apr 28, 2012 8:17 PM

    I give him 3 years then he’s fired for sucking as a coach like every other job

  4. giantssb42champs says: Apr 28, 2012 10:35 PM

    Yeah ol’ Chuck’s not quite as effective a coach when he can’t videotape the opposition.

  5. barneysbullet says: Apr 28, 2012 11:45 PM


    Once again, Ole Charlie can’t seem to find a defensive coordinator.

    Get ready for late game losses Kansas…we’re sooo ovah him.


  6. kozbee says: Apr 29, 2012 9:45 AM

    Poor Charlie looks about to sneeze.Kansas give him a couple tasty cream donuts and he`ll be ready to screw up another team..I know folks @ ND are laughing.

  7. tuckfexas says: Apr 29, 2012 1:36 PM

    KU is going to be a lot better than you think.

  8. 35longmiles says: Apr 29, 2012 3:06 PM

    Carpetbagger Charlie

  9. blueglaze says: Apr 29, 2012 4:27 PM

    45-0…. A good spring game is usually much closer than that… Weis will make Kansas… Worse off… He’s a plague

  10. corvusrex96 says: Apr 29, 2012 6:28 PM

    Is it a rule that the head football coach at Kansas must be fat ?

    who’s next Rob Ryan ?

  11. pdcooper08 says: Apr 30, 2012 12:02 AM

    You guys are brutal on Charlie. I mean why not at least give him a chance to get to the schedule before killing him. I’m not a big Charlie fan, but I believe he can recruit players, and has a good offensive mind.

    I’m pretty sure by just showing up in uniform and taking the field this year, the J-Hawks will do better then last years version.

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