Charlie Weis is in his first season as the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. He came over to Kansas after serving as the offensive coordinator at the University of Florida.
So far this season, Weis has a record of 1-5 as head coach and has zero wins in Big 12 Conference play. He has a quarterback position battle that he has still been unclear about and he’s had a “war of words” with the school paper at Kansas.
What is Weis’ midseason grade and what do you think of his first six games with the school?
George: Grade for Weis right now is a D. Rumors of the coach bullying school newspapers came up this week, showing another side of the coach. He has been slow to change game-plans and make a switch at quarterback.
Ricky: My midseason grade for Weis is a big, fat, stinking F.
To me, Weis is like the 80′s hair metal band that was once a big hit, but then thirty years later, they are a “has-been.” Weis’ only success was when he was the OC for the New England Patriots (three Super Bowl Titles). After that, he spent time at Notre Dame, Kansas City (NFL), and Florida, but never really did anything great. He’s that coach that won Super Bowls, but cannot do much anymore.
Also, Weis got mad at the Kansas school news paper for writing a negative article about his football team. Guess what Charlie…that’s media for you. Honestly, I agree with the Kansas school paper. The students are sick of waiting around for their team to be fun to watch. Plus, so far this season, Charlie Weis has not shown he is ready to make moves that need to be made.
For example, the quarterback position is one that needs change to happen. Crist needs to be benched and Cummings needs to start. Will Weis make the move? Most likely not this week. Will he this season? Maybe. If I was the AD at Kansas, I’d be reading the school paper thinking “Is Charlie Weis really the man for the job?”
Each week, the staff at Through the Phog will react on the previous day’s games in Big 12 football and other news that happens in the conference. We are always welcoming of comments that you might have on the topics covered each week. Our current staff includes lead editor George Pike, along with staff writer, Ricky Widmer.