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Two players off KU’s roster, but neither is Jake Heaps

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The mystery of where Jake Heaps will play his college football in 2014 continues.

Late last month, it was reported that the quarterback would be transferring out of the Kansas football program.  Shortly after those reports surfaced, head coach Charlie Weis stated, through a spokesperson, that Heaps was “at a team meeting [that day] and was still listed on the KU roster.”

A little over two weeks later that remains the case as Heaps is still listed on KU’s online roster. A school official confirmed to the Wichita Eagle earlier this week that Heaps’ status is unchanged from Weis’ previous comments.

Weis himself was asked about Heaps’ status again Wednesday night.  As expected, the coach was in no mood to discuss personnel.

I’m not talking about any of those things. … We’re not here to talk about the personnel of our team,” Weis said according to the Topeka Capital-Journal prior to a football preview party.

Reports of Heaps’ departure surfaced a couple of weeks after Montell Cozart was named the Jayhawks’ starter. Heaps is reportedly transferring — for a second time — in search of more playing time, with FBS programs such as Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, SMU and Utah State reportedly on his transfer to-do list.

While Heaps, at least for now, remains on the roster, a pair of defensive players don’t. Linebacker Samson Faifili and cornerback Brandon Hollomon, the Kansas City Star reported, are no longer listed on the team’s roster. The Eagle writes that “[a] Kansas football official confirmed that Faifili and Hollomon were correctly removed from the roster but had no official comment about their departures.”

Both players would’ve been, at best, backups heading into summer camp in a couple of months.

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5 Responses to “Two players off KU’s roster, but neither is Jake Heaps”
  1. woebegong says: May 15, 2014 11:28 AM

    Will Weiss ever coach successfully at the college level. His resume is slowly getting filled with the teams he led to disastrous results, either as a position or head coach.

  2. glenuendo says: May 15, 2014 2:02 PM

    Utah State is on his list? He wants more playing time? How is he gonna do that when it’s Chuckie Keaton’s team?

  3. mogogo1 says: May 15, 2014 3:01 PM

    What exactly do you discuss at a “football preview party” if not for the personnel on the team? And after coaching Notre Dame how can he still appear to be totally overmatched at Kansas? They’d see winning half their games as a huge success story but Weis can’t even get them there.

  4. planecrashguy says: May 15, 2014 7:22 PM

    The Heaps story seems fairly straight forward.
    He’s still on the roster because he’s not been granted a release. He probably won’t be granted his release until he tells Coach Weis were he wants to transfer to. As I recall, when he was at ND, Weis wouldn’t give a young man a release to play for a school on ND’s schedule.

  5. irishdodger says: May 15, 2014 10:50 PM

    Weis’s stint at KU is going as most predicted. While he followed a failure, he hasn’t improved over that. He should just walk away…it’s not like he needs the money. Instead he will stubbornly insist on leading KU to another 1-11 season.

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