KANSAS CITY, Mo. - I've been gone for a while so bare with me, I've got some catching up to do in this space.
I can't think of a better time to salute Charlie Weis. The KU head football coach had one of his more truthful speaking moments at the recent Big 12 Media Days.
Charlie is not shy and will let her fly. He referred to his football team as a "piece of crap."
This was Charlie Weis at his unfiltered best.
Everyone who lives outside the city limits of Larry-town knows that's exactly what the football program has become at KU.
Two conference wins in the last four seasons. Yep, two and 32 in league play.
Charlie Weis is the only good thing going for Kansas football-- and he knows it. That's why he told those recruits, "if you can't play at KU, where can you play?"
Charlie could care less what people think. When you possess multiple super bowl rings and have been a head coach at Notre Dame, why in the world would you waste your time at Kansas coaching football?
Here's why: We all know it's a bad program, but it's a BCS school.
Charlie gets to tutor his son through college there, and at the same time, prepare his son to become a head coach.
That's not going to happen at many places in the college game—never in the SEC. Charlie doesn't have to worry about the pressure of winning at Kansas.
KU is paying him $2.5 million a year. That's a paltry sum compared to the $19 million buyout from Notre Dame. He's taking their money until December of 2015.
I say good for Charlie.
He goes 1-11 at KU and calls his program "a piece of crap."
And here's the kicker: KU students go on twitter, reveling the fact Charlie's comments were one of the top stories of the day.
Only at Mount Oread.
That's Jack's Smack.