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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Freshman QB Berglund won’t participate in spring drills

Change in class schedule means prize recruit won't join Jayhawks until August

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Kansas University freshman quarterback Brock Berglund’s path to becoming the starter for the Jayhawks this fall hit a snag on Wednesday.

KU coach Turner Gill announced that Berglund, a three-star, dual-threat gem from Valor Christian High in Highlands Rach, Colo., would not participate in spring drills and instead would join the program this summer with the rest of the Class of 2011.

“Brock Berglund has decided to change to modified class scheduling this semester,” Gill said. “This change will allow him to still be eligible this fall. Due to personal circumstances, we have decided it is in his best interest to come in (during) the summer with the rest of the outstanding 2011 recruiting class. Brock is committed to being a student-athlete at the University of Kansas.”

Berglund, 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, graduated early from Valor Christian and enrolled in classes at KU for the spring semester. He has been on campus since late-January and has been taking classes. However, the personal matter that Berglund is dealing with will take him away from Lawrence this spring and therefore he won't be around to participate in spring drills. He has graduated from high school, he is eligible, he just won't be around to participate. KU officials said that Berglund has made arrangements to continue to take KU classes on-line while he's out of town.

KU officials also said that Berglund would be eligible to join the team at any spring drills remaining should the personal matter be cleared up before the end of April. If he does not return until May or June, he would then still be able to participate with teammates in any conditioning and offseason workout programs.

Although this news comes as a blow to Berglund’s chances of becoming KU’s starting quarterback for the 2011 season, it has not done anything to change his desire to play for Gill and the Jayhawks.

“I am committed to being a part of the Kansas football program and am excited to join my teammates this summer,” Berglund said in a release.

Spring practices are scheduled to begin at KU on April 1, with the annual spring game set for April 30. Berglund will not participate in any of the 15 spring practices or the game.

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rastameta 3 years, 1 month ago

His girlfriend just signed a LOI to play soccer at KU and will be here next fall.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 3 years, 1 month ago

@ chiefe356. I'm never wrong! See qoutes below.

I would say Tim Tebow, Michael Vick and Peyton Manning kind of all put together

My ability to make plays outside of the pocket is a lot like Michael Vick’s. When it’s third-and-27 and you’re just trying to get a few yards to punt, he makes a first down or a touchdown

Tim Tebow’s just a leader on the field and a motivator, and I like motivating

And I’d say I prepare like Peyton Manning does in the way that I watch tons and tons of film in a week and like to get ready for anything a defense can throw at me

My feeling is he got welcomed to big12 football. Well with our team, borderline big12 football. And ran back to his sophomore cheerleader girlfriend. It must of been horriable spending valentines day away from his first (wink-wink, hubba-hubba, ya-ooo-ga, boing) love

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Kenneth Hillman 3 years, 1 month ago

Brock - not sure what the personal circumstances are but get it taken care of asap and get back on campus to work out with the team. If it is about a girlfriend back home as suggested above, go home kiss her goodbye and move on to the next chapter in your life. You will be pleasantly surprised with what being on campus will provide, especially being QB. Go embrace being in college. If that's not what it's about, then I hope you get everything worked out and are back on campus asap.

RCJH

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Wickedson 3 years, 1 month ago

Who the f_ck cares, I'll play quarterback...let's go

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kubmg 3 years, 1 month ago

I friend of my mind's daughter attended school with Brock. Due to Brock's baby-fit about leaving his girlfriend, he is having second thoughts about attending KU.

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pigballin 3 years, 1 month ago

Mr Tait,,how can you say this hampers him from being a starter? Did you play football?

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swunruhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

Didn't Berglund just make the rounds at the KU Football in February events? Maybe he was overwhelmed? The kid might have had more than he could handle after just walking out of high school? He'll be back this summer.

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kusportsdotcom 3 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Tait,

"Kansas University freshman quarterback Brock Berglund’s path to becoming the starter for the Jayhawks this fall, hit a snag on Wednesday."

-That comma should be eliminated.

"Although this news comes as a blow to Berglund’s chances of becoming KU’s starting quarterback for the 2011 season, it has not do anything to change his desire to play for Gill and the Jayhawks."

-I'm not quite sure what happened there. But, it should be fixed as well.

I'm not being the grammar police, but you're a professional journalist. One proofread of your article before posting would catch these mistakes. That being said, thanks for the story. I enjoy your work.

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 1 month ago

20% chance he's in Juco next year.

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Steve Jacob 3 years, 1 month ago

I thought the only reason to leave high school early and enroll for the spring semester was for spring practices?

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KGphoto 3 years, 1 month ago

I wouldn't say it was a "blow" to his chances of becoming the starting QB at KU. Pretty much all you need is two arms, two legs and a place to strap a helmet on.

It's not like we have the most complex passing scheme. Or even like we have a passing scheme at all. But we shouldn't need to. With our running back situation, next year all I wanna see is "student body left", "student body right". If you can hand off better than, say, Kirk Douglas, you're in.

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100 3 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like a family member's situation. Take care of what you need to back home, Brock -- We can't wait to have you on the field!

Fantastic job Coach Gill in your first full year recruiting at Kansas!!!!!!!!!!!!

Speeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Championships!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ahpersecoachingexperience 3 years, 1 month ago

it's just a case of the "girlfriends" dude, i'm sure she is the hottest sophomore at VCHS but let her go!

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matlockhawk 3 years, 1 month ago

Hmmmmm.....too bad......it would have been a good jump start to his career. Things have a way of working out though. Just trust and believe.

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d_prowess 3 years, 1 month ago

Does this just mean that he is not taking enough credits to qualify as a full-time student anymore?

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