It takes a big man…

Even when he does the right thing, Charlie Weis can’t help indulging his inner ass.  Because nothing says class like getting in a pissing match with a 19-year old:

“Today, Brock Berglund is released from his scholarship at KU to pursue other opportunities. Brock and his representatives have publicly stated their case without any public response from me to this point. Brock spent the majority of the past calendar year in Colorado taking online courses at KU’s expense, which was nearly $40,000. At no time was Brock an active participant of the football team. Once competition was recruited at the quarterback position, Brock decided he no longer wanted to be a part of the team. He was expected to show up for a mandatory team meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15, but he sent an email less than two hours before the meeting to inform us that he had decided to transfer and would not be attending the meeting. He was dismissed after following through on that promise.

Although Brock has been granted his release, I only wish that he had showed the same courtesy that other players showed and came to talk to me. He decided that he did not have to follow the same protocol as the other departing members of the football team. I believe no individual should be more important than the team. Brock did not see it that way.”

This from a guy who’s been with how many different teams in the past three seasons?

My favorite part:

Although Weis and KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger said they were acting on principle on this one, the delay in releasing Berglund drew criticism from many. When asked if he was concerned about any negative affects this incident might have in dealing with future players, Weis was blunt.

“No,” he said. “As a matter of fact, it has had absolutely no impact on recruiting.”

It hasn’t?  It sure as hell should.  That line about being a jerk on principle ought to go over swimmingly with many recruits and their parents.

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13 responses to “It takes a big man…

  1. timphd

    Just wish Fat Charlie had taken an SEC job so that we could stop worrying about that team. He will run Kansas into the ground by alienating all the high school coaches and eventually the kids with his pomposity and arrogance, just like he did at Notre Dame.

    • TennesseeDawg

      Kansas is already in the ground. Weis will just keep it there.

      • gastr1

        The thing is, he probably won’t. He’ll get them good enough to win 7-9 games a year. He’ll be a total asshole in the process, and KU will be amazed at the symmetry of their journey from Angry Fatty Mangino to Petty Fatty Weis.

  2. Paul Johnson doesn’t see what the problem is here.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Boy, talk about airing your dirty laundry. “Inner ass” is pretty mild there.

  4. travis fain

    how does one rack up $40k in online class fees in less than a year?

    • gastr1

      That’s right…see what he did there? Taking college courses to remain eligible= spending “the majority of the past calendar year in Colorado…at KU’s expense, which was nearly $40,000″. A., as you point out, who knows how that math worked out; B. he was on scholarship. Should he take courses as a condition of remaining an eligible student-athlete? Let me think on that one.

      • The topper to that is Charlie’s idea of “principle” was to punish the kid… by leaving him on scholarship.

        • Cojones

          Hey, there are “principles” and then there are “principals”.

          And I’m growing tired of the villification of these superior recruiting coaches who do more for our recruiting than I can express in enough “Thank you”s for the next several years. Having one in our own state is just so marvelous that I could just shit. To attract these players to one place like a magnet and then release them like reversing polarity is a great benefit accruing for UGA over the years. Atta Boy, Charlie. Atta Boy, Paul. Dig that hole deeper where we can come and fill it for you every year. If you can’t make little locksteppers of loyalty stay in the fold and they have the gall to see what other schools have for the next 3-4 formative years of their life, then screw the unappreciative little self-thinkers.

  5. Dog in Fla

    In long ago happier times, this surveillance shot shows Fat Bastard laughing while his Mike Hamiltonian AD is doing the intro that will come back to haunt him

    http://www2.kusports.com/news/2011/dec/10/power-surge-ku-introduces-old-ball-coach-charlie-w/

  6. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Didn’t Florida find out about Charlie’s Kansas hiring via tweet or something to that effect?

    Amazing how just standing next to a QB like Brady for a few years – who, it should be noted, credits about 12 people for making him into the QB he is today, and Charlie ain’t on the list – can get a guy one gig after another.

    Not often I root for big boy schools like Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas to run it up on the likes of Kansas. Here’s hoping those 3 and WVU collectively hit 200 next year, while Charlie keeps throwing his players under the bus. This has “train wreck” written all over it. Can’t wait.