Weis gushed about the Jayhawks final opponent, West Virginia Mountaineers, especially their premier offensive players like Trevon Austin, Stedman Bailey, and let’s not forget Heisman hopeful Geno Smith.
Of Austin, Weis said the shifty receiver was not only “blazing fast” but also “quick” and that the combination of both was rare. Kansas looks to need to take their points-per-game average up about 20-points to have a shot at a victory Saturday, Weis said they would not abandon their running game and that the “have to do what we do best”.
Weis also mentioned quarterback Dayne Crist would receive more action this week in long yardage situations similar to the role we saw him a couple weeks ago against Iowa State.
Another point of emphasis today was the entire coaching staff’s upcoming recruiting trip which apparently will be starting immediately after the final whistle Saturday in Morgantown, W. Va.
Weis spent a lot of time talking about the importance of JUCO players and their ability to make an impact early. He went on to say how much of an advantage it was to offer “immediate playing time”. Of Kansas’ ability to recruit at the same level he has in the past Weis said that it was “different” at Kansas but said they have top notch facilities saying “what’s not to like about Kansas?”. “When I say that”, Weis says, “They’re interested”.
This is a pretty long tape but Weis has some interesting things to say about the process or recruiting and with some of the recruits he has already signed and looking to bring in, things are looking up. Either way it’s worth the time if you got it.
And besides, with Weis hitting the recruiting trail Saturday night, it will be awhile before we hear from Kansas’ head coach again.