Weis Announces Big Changes for KU Football at Press Conference
From the day Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis got hired it was clear that he had a plan to turn around KU football and he knew exactly how he was going to do it.
Today, that plan took a major step.
In a press conference this afternoon Charlie Weis officially announced major changes that will be affecting KU football for the next few years.
First, the incoming transfers which included quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Jake Heaps who were both at the press conference. Crist has already graduated at Notre Dame and due to an NCAA loophole, will be able to play a year for Kansas without having to sit out. Jake Heaps, a transfer from BYU will sit out this year and then will have two years of eligibility to compete for the starting position.
Oklahoma transfer Justin McCay was also introduced at the press conference. McCay is expected to have three years of eligibility due to a waiver granted by OU.
With the incoming players also came the announcement of players leaving. A variety of reasons and rumors surrounded the 10 or so scholarship players leaving the program which included Jordan Webb, Darrian Miller, Keeston Terry, and Brock Berglund. Weis alluded to academic problems and wanting to start with players who fit his mentality.
Weis also talked about the hire of defensive coordinator Dave Campo.
"I wanted someone I could trust as the leader of the defense and I don't think I could have picked anyone better" Weis said of Campo.
Weis told the media he hopes to have a linebackers coach hired by the end of the week.