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PLAYERS: Charlie Weis
It’s not every day that you run across a college football coach actually being honest on the recruiting. And it’s not every day that I can write a post about honesty that involves Charlie Weis. But today, we must commend Weis for his honest appeal to recruits on the recruiting trail.When asked about his recruiting pitch to prospect by Rusting Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Weis gave an answer that works perfectly on any recruit remotely interested in playing for Kansas.“Everyone wants to play,” Weis said. “There’s no one that wants to not play. I said, ‘Have you looked at that pile of crap out there? Have you taken a look at that?’ So if you don’t think you can play here, where do you think you can play? It’s a pretty simple approach. And that’s not a sales pitch. That’s practical. You’ve seen it, right? Unfortunately, so have I.”That is undoubtedly the perfect recruiting pitch for Kansas. And it seemed to have worked because Weis just pulled in a recruiting class that blows prior

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The Charlie Weis Story. Sometimes it seems like he knows exactly what he's doing, and sometimes you really start to wonder. He had another Charlie Moment on Monday at Big 12 Media Days in Dallas. He was up there talking about his recruiting pitch at Kansas, where he coaches, and it came out he doesn't think much of his roster. "Have you taken a look at that pile of...

Impatient Weis goes for quick fix

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Charlie Weis’ To Kansas Recruits: “Have You Seen That Pile Of Crap Out There?”

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis has a different kind of personality.  One that allows him to laugh at himself and be quite frank. During Big 12 Media Day in Dallas, Weis discussed with the media, his recruiting pitch to athletes he’s trying to get to make the trek to Lawrence, Kansas. Weis did not disappoint with his answer. “Everyone wants to play,” Weiss said. “There...

Charlie Weis has an interesting and honest recruiting pitch

The Kansas Jayhawks are coming off a putrid 1-11 finish in 2012 and are currently in the midst of a major rebuilding effort in Lawrence under the leadership of head coach Charlie Weis.Weis, who is entering his second season at the helm at Kansas, came across as brutally honest during his interview at Monday's Big 12 Conference media day.“We’re 1-11 and picked by everybody...

Charlie Weis’ Brutally Honest Recruiting Pitch Includes Asking Players if They’re Better Than ‘That Pile of Crap Out There’

Move over “Rock Chalk, Jayhawk” the University of Kansas has a new, slightly less catchy saying floating around its football team. UK football has struggled in recent years, and in Charlie Weis’ first year as head coach in 2012, he did nothing to turn things around, limping along to a 1-11 record.  At the Big 12 Media Days on Monday, Weis divulged that his recruiting pitch...

Charlie Weis gives brutally honest recruiting pitch; bashes Kansas There is very little in college football recruiting that is honest.  Some coaches guarantee starting positions, playing time or BCS bowl appearances.  Nick Saban guarantees that recruits don’t have to go outside. Lane Kiffin probably guarantees his kids a healthy paycheck.  Kansas head coach Charlie Weis won’t tout bowl appearances or money (that we know of...

Keeler: Weis' 'pile of crap' comment borders on genius

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- His team may be crap, but the numbers aren't. According to the Web site, which tracks reputable Twitter trends for free, as of midday, the words "Charlie Weis" had received 746 original mentions Monday. The words "Charlie Sheen" had 649. The Irish playwright Brendan Behan wasn't thinking of Kansas' second-year football...

Charlie Weis admits to using a crappy recruiting technique

Kansas Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis told reporters that he asks recruits, "Have you seen the pile of crap out there?" when talking about his current players. Keeping it classy.

Charlie Weis calls players crappy, now the memes crap on him

Charlie Weis explained that when he talks to recruits, he asks them if they have "seen the pile of crap out there." The memes just had to chime in.

Charlie Weis to Kansas recruits: ‘Have you seen that pile of crap out there?’

Kansas struggled under Charlie Weis in his first season as head coach last year. The Jayhawks went 0-9 in the Big 12 and 1-11 overall. Simply put, they were one of the worst teams in the country. As a result of his team’s disastrous 2012 season, Weis has found it difficult to recruit top high [...]

Weis Ready For Fresh Start

As Kansas football coach Charlie Weis indicated at Monday’s Big 12 Media Day session, Kansas was picked where he expected to be picked and went further as to say that the Jayhawks will be picked last until they can prove doubters wrong by winning more games, especially within the league.

What it looks like when Charlie Weis evaluates his ‘crappy’ players

And here you have it, folks, exactly what it looks like when Charlie Weis evaluates his "crappy" players.

Bowden takes the higher road

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