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In case you missed it: KU coach Charlie Weis joined Keith Olbermann to break down national title game

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis joined ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann, in studio, last night following the national championship game to break down the big moments and major adjustments delivered by Florida State and Auburn in the final game of the BCS era.

Weis was introduced as the head coach at the University of Kansas and he wore a crimson and blue Jayhawk tie.

These types of things are not necessarily life-altering but they definitely do not hurt the KU program and, believe it or not, can do wonders for recruiting. Weis appeared to be very comfortable breaking down the game that he had just seen live one time and flashed his vast knowledge of offense, schemes and adjustments. He also knew and discussed many players and coaches by name, which showed that he either (a) did his homework or (b) simply knew a lot of these guys to begin with. Perhaps both.

Either way, he definitely represented himself and KU very well.

Among the topics Weis touched on were:

• Halftime adjustments by FSU, which looked shell-shocked in the first half.

• The flag thrown on an FSU player that forced the Seminoles to kick an extra point at 21-19 instead of attempting a two-point conversion to tie.

• Breakdown of Tre Mason's touchdown run that gave Auburn a lead with less than two minutes to play.

• The big pass play from Jameis Winston on the final drive that turned a five-yard slant into a 40-yard gain.

• How Auburn's defense bottled up FSU in the first half and what Winston and the Seminoles did to overcome it.

• His views on the end of the BCS era and the ushering in of a playoff system.

Here's the full video, if you're interested.

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Erich Hartmann 3 months, 1 week ago

at Football Kansas University: are we slow making progress the on gridiron... (Football at University of Kansas: we are making slow progress on the gridiron)

article Great, Tait Matt. Thanks! (Great article, Matt Tait. Thanks!)

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Ludwig Supraphonic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Loved Dan, found Keith overbearing and pompous. Dan can engage in self-deprecating humor. Keith is so arrogant he has no sense of humor.

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Casey Osburn 3 months, 2 weeks ago

How can one not be an Olbermann fan? Is it a politics thing?

Maybe I'm partial to him because I "grew up" with him in the 80s and early 90s. To me, it's good to have a familiar, funny guy doing sports highlights again.

As for the Weis interview, the only thing I thought sounded kind of bad was his opening question...."What are you doing here? Don't you have something else to do??" Asked in jest, I know....but it sounded a bit rude.

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W Keith Swinehart II 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I was fearful of the interview because I am not an Oberman fan. However, Charlie did well, and Oberman behaved.

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Andy Tweedy 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Three things struck me while watching this. First, while I'm not always exstatic with the results on the field, I still feel like I'd like Weiss if I were to meet him, he usually seems like a pretty nice guy! Second, I wish Olberman would just stick to sports, he was so great with Dan Patrick so long ago, but I just can't stand that dude when he goes all politics. Third, and this isn't really because of the interview...that was one heck of a game last night, and now I can maybe move off my SEC hatred a little (except for Misery)!!!

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Brett McCabe 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Matt, thanks for this. You are right...this is very good for the program, especially during the middle of recruiting. Good job Coach Weis!

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Phil Leister 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Matt, how difficult was it to actually type out the words "University of Kansas"? Really though, it's nice to see one media outlet in ESPN get our name right. Maybe the LJW could learn a thing or two.

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David A. Smith 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Great PR moment. Its a good reminder that our coach and his fund of football knowledge is highly respected in the business. Well done, coach.

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