Wednesday, February 29, 2012

KU football spring game set for 1 p.m. kickoff, April 28

Charlie Weis laughs at the podium as he addresses media members during a news conference in which Weis was announced as the new football coach for KU on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at the Anderson Family Football Complex.

Charlie Weis laughs at the podium as he addresses media members during a news conference in which Weis was announced as the new football coach for KU on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at the Anderson Family Football Complex.


Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis announced Wednesday that the program’s annual spring game, which marks the end of spring drills, will take place at 1 p.m., April 28.

The first of 15 spring practices will take place on March 27 and the Jayhawks will use helmets only for the first two days, as mandated by the NCAA.

Beginning March 31, KU will suit up in full pads and Weis and his coaching staff will begin installation of the team’s new offensive and defensive philosophies.

The spring game will be open to the public and free. The rest of the sessions are closed.

Walk-on tryouts

Weis also announced on Wednesday that the Jayhawks would host two separate walk-on tryouts during the month of March for any full-time KU students who own a grade-point average of 2.75 or better.

The first session, March 12-15 will be for all positions. March 12 will be used for measurements and the next three days will consist of drills and fitness testing.

The second session, which will be for specialists only (long snappers, kickers, etc.) will run March 26-27.

Anyone interested in trying out should contact assistant director of football operations, Scott Vestal, via email at:


ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 10 months ago

After the game ahperse will host a "believe bonfire" where all Turner Gill related items will be burned as we sing and dance around the flames.

baldwinjhawk 9 years, 10 months ago

It's two LL's ..gill. I believe he was a quarterback for the

ahpersecoachingexperience 9 years, 10 months ago

Actuall it should be 19 "L's" one for each loss!

Turner Gilllllllllllllllllll

jhawkjunkie 9 years, 10 months ago

Will be there anyway but just want to know Mat, will there be an autograph session afterwards or will that be in August just before the season starts?

Jo Ann Ortgies Stork 9 years, 10 months ago

Let's see if a record crowd can show up for the Spring game. The administration has given us a new coaching staff and it sounds like the team is spending more time in the weight room. Hopefully it will pay off on the field.

Jeff Soisson 9 years, 10 months ago

Dreaming of T-Rob showing up as a wide receiver. Throw him the ball once and the stands will be filled all season! How cool would that tradition be, a basketballer catches a pass every year!

texashawk10 9 years, 10 months ago

Connor Teahan got the loudest applause of any player a couple of years ago when he went through spring drills.

KGphoto 9 years, 10 months ago

Still so curious about who the late additions might be. Here's a pretty comprehensive list, although it was posted between Crist's and McCay's transfers so it's slightly outdated. No other Notre Dame players are listed as transfers, but I believe this list only accounts for players who are either currently in the process of transferring or have already done so, not all 5th year players who might transfer after graduation. It does include a ton of players who don't have a team yet for 2013, such as former 5 star RB Jermie Calhoun from Oklahoma.

Scroll down and it also includes all coaching changes from the past year. I didn't realize that K-State would have a new DC next year.

KGphoto 9 years, 10 months ago

Never mind on Calhoun. I guess he went to Angelo St. ??? I can't keep up with this stuff like I used to.

bad_dog 9 years, 10 months ago

Wow, Angelo St. University. A blast from the past.

Somewhat of a step down from OU. Angelo State is a mid-size, but academically good college located in San Angelo, TX. This is a town approximately the size of Lawrence with an Air Force base (Goodfellow). They have three high schools and like the rest of Texas, they are crazy about HS football. We played in the same league as Odessa-Permian of "Friday Night Lights" fame.

Kevin Kelly 9 years, 10 months ago

I love the spring game....but is there a way for it to be a bit more organized or am I asking for too much?

Terry Allen promised there would be free hot dogs...there were no free hot dogs.

Mangino cancelled the spring game because it snowed...but the administration went ahead with the BASEBALL game the same day. Making me waste a 3 hour trip it was then rescheduled for a weeknight.

Gill's spring games seemed to have confusion as to if there would be a autograph table and was really bad about getting information out there as to when the spring game would be at all.

All I'm saying is that the administration dosn't seem to take this seriously and it would be nice if they did. I might buy my tickets slightly sooner if they seemed like they cared about me traveling in from out of state to watch thier practice.

baldwinjhawk 9 years, 10 months ago

I had a friend that was a grad assistant in the athletic program when gill was hired. From the moment he started the man or group around him was very disorganized or so I was told. This obviously translated to everything with the program being disorganized. Especially the DEFENSE!.

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