DALLAS, Texas — The 1-11 Kansas Jayhawks weren’t much fun to watch last season (unless your team was playing them), but on Monday head coach Charlie Weis was plenty entertaining, especially with regard to his recruiting efforts.

His message to prospects seeking playing time at Kansas?

“Have you looked at that pile of crap out there? Have you taken a look at that?” he said. “If you don’t think you can play here, where do you think you can play? It’s a pretty simple approach.”

External expectations are once again lagging, with the Jayhawks picked last in the league.

“That’s justifiable,” Weis told reporters. “If I were you, I’d pick us in the same spot. We’ve given you no evidence or no reason to be picked anywhere other than that.”

Weis signed 15 junior college recruits in February, applying a quick-fix mentality he doesn’t necessarily plan on carrying forward. If Kansas can stabilize itself and become competitive once more in the Big 12, that’s when Weis said he will shift back to prioritizing the prep ranks. But given the sorry state of the team currently, Weis can’t wait for newcomers to develop.

“There’s a handful of (high school) guys that are ready to play when they walk in the door, but that’s the exception, not the norm,” he said. “I needed guys that could play now because, if not, I’m going to be ranked 10th in the league every year.”

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Comments

  • Tim C

    He tried fixing that pile of crap at Notre Dame.....how'd that work out for ya, Charlie?

  • Pete

    He should call Huggins for advice, he seems to be an expert at "fixing" things.

  • wvrefugee

    I think he is just happy they are bringing Twinkies back!

  • Old Line

    I had to laugh as I read this. It kind of reminds me of my high school coach my senior year. During double days he told all of us that we weren't worth the dog$*%# on his shoe. He then told the preseason reporter for the local paper that he would be surprised if we won a game all season. He even said something to the effect that he would be better off moving the freshmen and junior varsity up to varsity and letting them gain experience. He never moved them up, but we did end up going 7-3 and just narrowly missed the AAA playoffs. That was high school ball though.

  • gv

    How do you fix "a pile" when you are "a pile"?

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Good job, Charlie. Your team is now going to get fired up and play like crazy. Or, they may be resentful.

  • William

    WVU and KANSAS should be a even match! Since the game will be in Kansas, the Jayhawks will be the favorite!

    • Tom

      Let me guess: Marshall fan?

  • richard

    may not sit well with them but it's the truth. Kansas is as bad in football as they are good in basketball......i don't know-the football team may be way worse.

  • AX MAN

    10th sounds okay.

  • Brian

    Those comments probably won't sit too well with the current roster.