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DT Marquel Combs transferring from Kansas

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Kansas defensive lineman Marquel Combs has asked for and been granted a release to transfer to schools outside of the Big 12 Conference, Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis said on Monday.

“Marquel was a great factor in our recruitment of last year’s signing class,” said Weis. “We would like to wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Combs, a native of Memphis, Tenn., came to Kansas from Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. He did not see any game action during his time at KU. The 6-foot-3, 290-pounder was considered by Phil Steele to be the nation’s top junior college recruit.

“I appreciate the Jayhawk community, as well as my teammates and the staff, for all of the support I have received during my time with the program,” said Combs. “It has been an incredible opportunity and I wish them the best of luck the rest of this season and in the future.”

Even though he didn’t play a snap for the Jayhawks, Combs’ departure is obviously a big blow.  This is a program in need of as much talent as possible, especially in the trenches.

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6 Responses to “DT Marquel Combs transferring from Kansas”
  1. patschuster7106 says: Sep 23, 2013 9:49 PM

    Reblogged this on Schu Report.

  2. allan357 says: Sep 24, 2013 1:07 AM


    The #1 ranked junior-college recruit from the class of 2013 decides to transfer after three games, without being able to register a single play … as a Kansas Jayhawk.

    Can’t wait to hear the details of this story unfold.

  3. mrsmell says: Sep 24, 2013 8:44 AM

    You just have to wonder sometimes how Charlie gets his boys. Every program he has coached has decimated to rock bottom.

  4. irishdodger says: Sep 24, 2013 8:59 AM


    I agree he’s not a good head coach, but you said “Every program he has coached….” like he’s been the HC at multiple schools. Until inexplicably getting the Kansas gig, he’s only been head coach at ONE program.

  5. kinggator says: Sep 24, 2013 11:59 AM

    …escaping is more like it

  6. mrsmell says: Sep 24, 2013 2:27 PM


    Ironic your name is Irish and you forget he coached ND. If Cleveland is considered a program than that makes 3.

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