Nov 26, 2011; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Turner Gill on the sidelines against the Missouri Tigers in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Missouri won the game 24-10. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Brock Berglund still deciding

Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund is still deciding on where he will play college football at next year. As a recruit, Berglund committed to Colorado before retracting his commitment after Dan Hawkins was fired. He felt that he fit Turner Gill’s system in Kansas better.

Berglund was saddened to see Gill fired, and the talented quarterback was held out of last year’s spring practice due to an assault charge that was later dropped. He is a good dual-threat QB with a strong arm, but he is also an enigmatic player and a headcase overall.

Charlie Weis did treat Berglund somewhat unfairly, but there might have been something else to it. Weis did not let Berglund transfer from Kansas before releasing him by saying, “I believe no individual should be more important than the team. Brock did not see it that way.”

Berglund apparently missed a mandatory meeting, even though he told the coaching staff that he couldn’t attend due to an important family matter.

UNLV, Miami, UCLA (offered him as a recruit), and Utah (also offered) are involved in his recruitment, and Brock Berglund will also visit Ole Miss next weekend. He is taking his time mulling over his options, but he can’t take too long. He is only missing more valuable snaps and time to learn the offense and build a rapport with his receivers, and he might not be able to start right away.

What the seemingly more patient Berglund wants to do is to compete and take a look at a team that he fits. He is working out more, although his work ethic on a whole has always been put into question by some.

Still, I can’t help but feel that he was treated poorly at Kansas and deserves a second- and better- chance. Although I am glad to see him gone from Kansas, it is because Berglund wasn’t going to fit with Weis and deserves to find a different opportunity. He has talent and is still learning about college football on a whole, and I wish him the best.

One thing to note is that he could get five years of eligibility, so that’s something to be aware of. Other notable teams interested in adding Brock Berglund are North Texas, Florida International, and SMU.

“I’m absolutely looking forward to getting through this process and moving on to the next chapter of my life,” Brock Berglund said. “This last year has been pretty taxing. I’m ready for a fresh, positive start. I’m ready to be a part of a team again.”

He has added over twenty pounds of muscle, and it seems like Berglund is definitely ready for a fresh start. Now, it’s time to see which school he ends up picking and where he starts. I wish him the best luck in the future and hope he finds success at whichever school he chooses. It is important for him to make the right choice, and I guess he is willing to risk not being able to start right away this year for the best school possible for his future. When it’s all said and done, that’s the right decision to make for him.



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