On the positive end of the transfer news since taking over as head coach, Kansas’ Charlie Weis is now on the wrong end of personnel attrition.
Although, given the reasons behind the move, Weis really doesn’t mind all that much.
Weis announced Monday that redshirt sophomore Jake Farley has decided to leave the Jayhawks and transfer to Northern Iowa. The Panthers’ head coach is Mark Farley, the LB’s father.
“Jake met with me on Friday and told me he would like to finish his career playing for his dad. How could I debate that one?” Weis said in a statement. “On behalf of the KU program, I wish Jake success and happiness as he returns home to be with his family.”
A two-star member of KU’s 2010 recruiting class, Farley was rated as the No. 9 player in the state of Iowa that year. He took a redshirt his true freshman season, then did not play in 2011.
As UNI is a Div. 1-AA (FCS) program, Farley will be eligible to play immediately in 2012.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Kansas both as a member of the football team and academically,” Farley said. “I believe coach Weis has really made a positive impact on the direction of the football program, but I have decided I want to have the chance to play for my dad and have my family watch me play.
“I appreciate the opportunity I had at KU and wish the team all the best.”