Will Muschamp’s first offensive coordinator is throwing in the towel on his offensive genius reputation.
The wheels are in motion for Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis to bring in an offensive coordinator following this season.
The Journal-World reported Wednesday afternoon that KU offensive line coach Tim Grunhard would step down after Saturday’s 11 a.m. season finale against Kansas State, and Weis confirmed the report Wednesday evening in a statement.
“Sunday, Tim Grunhard is stepping down as offensive line coach so he can spend more quality time with his family,” said Weis, who revealed that Grunhard’s replacement had already been hired but would not be announced until that coach “becomes available.”
Sources have told the Journal-World that Rice offensive coordinator John Reagan, a former KU assistant on Mark Mangino’s staff, will be hired to serve in the dual role of OC and O-line coach and bring his offense to Lawrence.
I never knew that “more quality time with his family” is a euphemism for “Tom Brady made me look a lot smarter than I really am”.
Fear not, Jayhawk Nation! Weis can now turn his talents, such as they are, to leading the Kansas program to greatness.
The move would free up Weis to focus entirely on running the program as head coach, a role that entails recruiting, motivating players on the field and in the classroom, instilling discipline and challenging assistants in a variety of ways.
I know I’m pumped.
Baylor racked up over 500 yards of offense against Kansas on Saturday. In the first half.
But I’m not sure that’s even my favorite statistic from the game. How about this one? “All eight Baylor drives that ended in a touchdown were completed in under two minutes.”
It’s impressive to think that man (“After losing his first 13 Big 12 games, he must now prepare for road games at Texas and Oklahoma State.”) draws a paycheck with a straight face.
that he’s moved the usually low-key Bruce Feldman to sarcasm.
With Saturday’s 23-14 loss to Rice, Charlie Weis has now lost 16 games in a row against FBS opponents. In half of those losses, Mr. Schematic Advantage has been held to 17 points or less.
Sadly, that won’t stop Weis from getting another coaching job after he moves on from Kansas. Because there’s always one more dumb AD than you think there is.
On its official website, Kansas football is counting this year’s spring game as a win on its 2012 schedule. I kid you not.
I’m having a hard time coming up with anything more pathetic than that. Jeebus.
Charlie Weis is a born salesman.
Honestly, the surprise isn’t that the arrogant ass said that. It’s that somebody keeps paying the arrogant ass to coach.
What can you say about a guy who managed to parlay the greatest loss in college football history into a deal that’s still paying him more money from Notre Dame than Brian Kelly received from the school after taking the team to the national title game?
Well, all I can say is that’s it’s a long way down from touting yourself as Mr. Decided Schematic Advantage to picking up flotsam and jetsam from the MAC.
Sadly, however things play out at Kansas, there’s likely another sucker waiting to take a shot with Weis.
At this point, I think there’s a pretty general consensus that the best reaction to Big Game Bob’s assertion that the SEC isn’t all that because, hey, their crappy teams put their pants on one leg at a time just like the Big 12′s crappy teams do is to yawn because it’s a fairly meaningless observation, particularly given that he’s comparing the bottoms of a 14-team conference and a 10-team one.
But you should know somebody’s got Stoops’ back. Mr. Decided Schematic Advantage has weighed in. (Is there something about being a former Gator assistant coach that’s conducive to whining about this?) And let’s face it – Weis at least has the currency of perspective here.
“We were the only team in the whole league that didn’t play in a bowl game. It was us. We were the sole member,” Weis said. “You talk about bottom-feeders, you think Iowa State was a bottom-feeder?”
Now there’s you some conference pride, buddy!
Nobody knows suck like Charlie Weis knows suck.
Small consolation, Tennessee fans – at least Dave Hart hasn’t gotten taken this badly.
The cost of a football victory keeps climbing for Kansas.This season, the university paid Charlie Weis $2.5 million for one win — the highest cost per victory among schools whose teams won at least one game, according to an annual analysis of football coaches’ compensation. Kansas paid Turner Gill $1.05 million for each of two wins last season, after paying Gill $700,000 for each of three wins in 2010.
The best part of this story is that it’s actually the continuation of a trend at Kansas.
Kansas is the only Bowl Subdivision school among the top five in cost inefficiency in each of the past three seasons.
This season, KU paid over $1 million more per win more than the school that had the lowest rate of return last season.
That is freakin’ awesome, my friends. If I were an AD who found myself in the market for a new football coach at the same time Kansas was, I’d make sure the Jayhawks hired first, just to get a name off the board.
Feel the respect.
Seriously, is there anybody in college football who likes Weis?
When your decided schematic advantage flops, just give up on the season.
The guy probably thinks he’s playing for the number one pick in the next draft, too.
How would you like to be a Kansas season ticket holder after hearing that?