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Kansas coach Charlie Weis shakes up his coaching staff

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Head coach Charlie Weis of 2-3 Kansas announced on Tuesday that he has decided to shake up his program a bit by rearranging responsibilities among his coaching staff.

Quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus will be in charge of the passing game, tight ends coach Jeff Blasko will take over the running game and Weis will oversee the offense and help coach skill positions.

Weis also said he wants to receive input from the offensive coaches and have their ideas be the base for the game plan, rather than formulating the majority of it himself.

It’s doubtful these moves will have any affect on the quality of play at Kansas, but at least Weis is no longer calling his team a ‘pile of crap.’

What is looks like from here is that Weis is tired of shouldering all the blame for his lousy team and would like to start spreading it around a bit.

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6 Responses to “Kansas coach Charlie Weis shakes up his coaching staff”
  1. irishdodger says: Oct 15, 2013 6:31 PM

    He’s the head coach so regardless of his assistants taking on responsibilities, he rightly deserves the ultimate blame. Other than Weis’s immediate family, everyone knows that this is a fruitless act that is comparable to rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic.

  2. ajarkoski says: Oct 15, 2013 6:52 PM

    You see coaches like Peterson and Boise and Briles at Baylor and other teams who do more with less. How about not playing by the usual playbook and pull off trick plays and unconventional stuff? You cannot run and pass the way the other teams expect to defense. At least go option and play hide the pigskin. It tires the opposes and not you own defense when you continue 3 and outs. Weis needs to do his homework and preparation.

  3. tigersfandan says: Oct 15, 2013 8:24 PM

    While this may be an unpopular opinion, I don’t believe that Charlie Weis has been given a fair chance. He inherited a team that had won five games in the previous two years! Before Weis, Turner Gill only lasted a pair of seasons. If Weis is also canned after a similarly brief tenure, it’s going to be hard to get a quality coach to come (not to mention that a lot of recruits might choose to stay away because of the lack of stability).

  4. 3 Finger Lenny says: Oct 15, 2013 9:57 PM

    Heavy Char

  5. v2the4 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:07 PM

    I bet Kansas longs for the days of Mark Mangino…

  6. mogogo1 says: Oct 16, 2013 10:38 AM

    Not sure where Charlie’s fan club comes from. Holdovers from his tenure at Notre Dame? Or just local restaurant owners?

    Mangino took over a KU program in worse shape than what Weis inherited. And he had them in a bowl game in their second season. And he turned them around with absolutely nobody knowing who he was at the time, unlike Weis who has an in with recruiting due to his successful NFL career as a coordinator along with his name recognition from coaching ND. At ND, Weis took top recruits and had them playing below average. At KU, his players aren’t as good and his coaching is still as lacking as before. He simply isn’t cut out to be a head coach.

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