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Opinion: Fake punt a risk not worth taking

It was implied.....I won't argue the point of whether he was a bad hire or not. I think the jury is still out on that one for the time being. Do I believe he is better than Gill? Without a doubt; 100%. Weis isn't an idiot, and he isn't a bad football coach. Bad coaches don't fool that many professionals in the NFL if he truly didn't have a clue what he was doing. But maybe his ego is getting in the way of progress with the whole play calling thing. He said he's learned some things from his stint at ND; maybe one of those things from his time there and at KU should be that hiring an OC is a must. We'll see what major changes are made at season's end and evaluate

October 6, 2013 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

Ha .. that's make me feel better, only a 60+ point loss. Much less embarrassing than 100

October 6, 2013 at 5:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Fake punt a risk not worth taking

Gotta think big picture my man. Anyone can point to a game here, a game there, to justify their opinion we are a sinking ship with Weis. It's akin to saying we should have kept Gill just because he beat a #15 ranked GTech a couple games into the season, but yet no rational person truly believes Gill had us heading anywhere but 6 feet under at the end of his 2nd season, and to top it off, we find out after he was fired it was actually WORSE, as players were failing miserably in the classroom also. Maybe Weis fails to, maybe he doesn't. Either way, we have no choice but to give him at least another couple of seasons to show us.

October 6, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Tony Pierson injured; Weis not upset KU fans left early

Who recruited Pierson, Sims, Bourbon, Miller? Reggie Mitchell, who Weis retained on staff after Gill's firing.

October 6, 2013 at 2:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

I'd have to disagree with you about not getting any quality HS recruits Rawk. We'll see how they develop, but some of the guys Weis has been able to sign had serious interest and/or offers from other good programs. 2013 class examples: Jordan Darling - OU and KSU; Montell Cozart - Neb., WVU, MU; Colton Goeas - Tenn. and UCLA; Ben Johnson - ND and Stanford; Colin Spencer - TCU, Mich St, Ark. 2014 class examples: Jacob Bragg - OU, OSU, Baylor; Kyron Watson - Mich, MU, TCU; Traevhon Wrench - KSU, MU, Neb.;

October 6, 2013 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

I know nothing about the Fresno St football program, but I'd have to think there years of moderate, and at times highly successful non-BCS program is due to coaching stability. They're on only their 3rd head coach in 30+ years if i'm not mistaken; Pat Hill being there a long time. Coaching stability, the complete opposite of what our fan base expects unless you can turn KU around in one season.

October 6, 2013 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

Bingo '81. If we fire Weis now, why on earth would any coach want to come here knowing full well that it will be impossible for him to turn things around in one season. And when he doesn't, the fans will call for his head as well. Short-sighted thinking and a big overreaction from our fan base at the moment. I'm as frustrated as the rest, but firing CW isn't the answer right now.

October 6, 2013 at 12:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

Mangino did get a raw deal. He was an A-hole, no disputing that. But as you said, KU fans have to move on. Mangino is not coming back. I repeat, Mangino is not coming back. Those people need to get over it already. The man responsible for his departure, Lew, is no longer with KU either. Good riddance. Those fans need to focus on the here and now. Things look bleak when we get blown out like we did against Tech, but I believe Weis is working towards getting the train back on the track. We are a society of give it to me, and give it to me now! ... sorry to tell those folks, but changing a culture of losing takes some time and for those that don't have the patience to see it through, go ahead and jump of the bandwagon now and save yourself the weekly frustration.

October 6, 2013 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

Stan, you're ticked off, I get it. We all are sick of watching this junk.... Let's say we fire Weis and his entire coaching staff right now, just like you want. But rationally explain how any other coach outside of Nick Saban would be able to turn this program around within a season or two as you are demanding. No matter who we brought in, it's gonna take some time. Whether Weis is the answer, or just a solid stepping stone that the next coach can use to take this program back to respectability year after year, I don't know. But I'd lay down a huge bet that if KU goes the route of firing every head coach who can't turn the football team around by season 2, we'd never have one last beyond that.

October 6, 2013 at 11:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Seeing red: Charlie Weis 'not content with anything' after KU's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech

For those wanting Weis fired, I certainly hope you understand and fully support the next coach for a full 4 or 5 seasons, no matter the W-L record. I have no illusions you would, only calling for that coach's head in his first season as he struggles with a program even further in the depths. Look people, firing Weis after this season will NOT get us anywhere but further down the hole we're in, and we were deep, deep, deep when Weis arrived. Weis might not be the ultimate answer and he definitely needs to make some changes, such as hiring an OC, but he's recruiting players to KU that would otherwise have gone elsewhere.

October 6, 2013 at 9:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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