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On this one, we're going to spare Charlie Weis a mention of the "decided schematic advantage" quote.
We're not going to bring that up because there is, we'll concede, a reasonable level of doubt as to who, precisely, is to blame for this.
As you can see, Weis' Jayhawks were backed up against their own goal line in the first half of a 10-10 game at home against Texas Tech. If there was a scale that measured when it was a good time to fake a punt, this would have been all the way over to the left, at The Worst.
Exacerbating the decision was the design. There was none. It looked like the idea was to snap it to the punter and just have him run for it while nobody was looking.
@rustindodd @tullycorcoran it looks like when I decide to try a fake punt in NCAA Football.
-- Matthew Ruder (@billikenhawk) October 5, 2013
But the Red Raiders were looking and two plays later they scored a touchdown. The next time you looked, Texas Tech was up 27-10.
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Earlier today, we showed you Kansas’ completely awful failed fake punt attempt when the Jayhawks were facing a 4th and 13 backed up against their own endzone — yeah, it was that bad:
Although it was unclear if Weis called the fake, or if it was actually just a broken play, Charlie was taking a ton of heat on Twitter. He also then took a shot from Lou Holtz, which of course related...
Charlie Weis is doing his best to turn around Kansas’ football program. He might be trying a bit too hard, however.
KU ran a fake punt from its own end zone in the second quarter of today’s matchup against Texas Tech. It didn’t work. Texas Tech scored two plays later.
It takes a very special kind of football coach to try a fake punt on 4th and 13 when they are inside of their own 20. Charlie Weis is that kind of special. Behold the great and powerful Weis completely screw over his defense with this genius play call.
How devastating was that fake punt? Well, the score at the time was 10-10. The game ended 54-16. Smooth move Mr. Weis.
It really wasn't that long ago that Kansas Head Coach Charlie Weis was considered an offensive mastermind; the kind of guy that can take a bad offense and make it good and make a good one great. Heck, he's got the Super Bowl rings to prove it--but that was also a decade ago with the best team in the NFL.
Now he is the head coach of team that people watch until the...
Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis made arguably the most insensible play call of the college football weekend when he pulled the trigger on a fake punt while standing on his own goal line.
As fate would have it, the Jayhawks punter failed miserably in his pursuit to reach the 29-yard-line to convert a first down.
Naturally, Texas Tech scored a touchdown moments later...
Coach Charlie Weis, who's been urging people to attend his Kansas team's games, was left marveling at the ones who decided to stick around.
No. 20 Texas Tech scored 54 unanswered points and routed the Jayhawks 54-16, extending their winless streak in the Big 12 to 22 games, or, as Weis kept reminding everyone all week, 1,063 days.
''If I were at the game, I probably...
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- He was all about the front of the jersey. Call up Andre Maloney's photo gallery on Scout.com, and the first picture is of a young man in a white "KANSAS FOOTBALL" shirt, wearing it proudly, Red Raiders 54, Jayhawks 16 be damned. So proudly, he's pulling the letters "KANSAS" out past his chest with two hands, the way players do on the...
Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows exactly how long it will have been since the Jayhawks last won a Big 12 game when they face No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
He made sure to remind his team this week.
''As of this Saturday it will be 1,063 days since Kansas football won a game against a Big 12 opponent,'' Weis said Tuesday, ''and if we exclude Colorado, who...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas coach Charlie Weis knows exactly how long it will have been since the Jayhawks last won a Big 12 game when they face No. 20 Texas Tech on Saturday.
He made sure to remind his team this week.
"As of this Saturday it will be 1,063 days since Kansas football won a game against a Big 12 opponent," Weis said Tuesday, "and if we exclude Colorado...