LAWRENCE (KSNT) – The 2014 campaign will soon be underway for the Kansas Jayhawks football team. They began fall workouts this week in Lawrence.
It’s year three of the Charlie Weis era. The struggles for the Jayhawks were apparent and expectations, at least outside the locker room, remain the same as KU is picked to finish last in the Big 12 Conference.
“I’m really looking forward to being a head coach,” Weis said. “I’ve spent so much time just on the offense and trying to find out how you can create something. The efficiency is not even the point, just that you’re spending 20 hours a day trying to figure out how to get it better, how to get it better.”
“What I’m going to do is I’m going to spend some time sitting in the offensive room, I’ll spend some time sitting in the defensive room, but really I’m going to spend much more time on special teams. That’s where I’m going to spend my time because I want to let the coaches coach.”
One of the new additions to the team is wide receiver Nigel King, a transfer from Maryland. King led the Terrapins in touchdown receptions and was the third on the team in receiving yards last year.
“Experience and production,” Weis said. “I mean, the guy has produced. The guy has made plays, scored touchdowns. It’ll be nice to have some receivers scoring some touchdowns.”
The Jayhawks will receive an extra week to prepare for the upcoming season because KU is off the first week on the schedule.
The season begins on Saturday, September 6th against Southeast Missouri State.