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Kansas RB James Sims "looked good catching the ball in position drills" at Kansas' pro day, according to NFL.com writer Gil Brandt.

Jayhawks HC Charlie Weis said during the 2013 season that Sims was a pro back. Brandt counters that Sims will "probably be a priority free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft." The 2013 first-team All-Big 12 selection collected 3,592 yards rushing at KU, third-best in school history. He ran a 40-yard dash of 4.59 seconds with the wind in Lawrence.
Mar 15 - 5:15 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis announced on Monday that he himself will replace Ron Ianello as wide receivers coach.

"I have decided to adjust our staff," said Weis in a statement. "Reggie Mitchell will return to a position he is very familiar with as our recruiting coordinator. Rob Ianello will move to an off-field position as director of research, spending most of his time on recruiting. [New offensive coordinator John] Reagan and I discussed several alternatives and have decided to have me handle the wide receiver position at this time." Ianello spent the past two seasons as WR coach and recruiting coordinator. "Coach Weis and I discussed our approach moving forward," said Reagan. "I decided, and we have agreed, that the best immediate answer is to have Coach Weis handle the wide receiver position."
Feb 10 - 7:59 PM

Former Florida TE Kent Taylor will transfer to Kansas.

It's a big get for Charlie Weis, as Taylor was the nation's top-ranked tight end recruit in the class of 2012. The 6-foot-5, 223-pounder played sparingly as a freshman and not at all as a sophomore. He'll have three seasons of eligibility remaining with the Jayhawks.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Tre' Parmalee will be out for a "few weeks," according to coach Charlie Weis.

Parmalee suffered a lower-body injury in last weekend's loss against the Longhorns. The injury wasn't as bad as Weis initially believed, but it will keep him out of the lineup for multiple weeks anyway.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis listed junior RB Tony Pierson (concussion) on KU's two-deep depth chart.

Pierson suffered a concussion on Oct. 5 against Baylor. He warmed up last week against Texas but didn't make it onto the field. Weis hopes Pierson will be a full participant in practice all week.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said true freshman QB Montell Cozart will see increased playing time going forward.

Cozart made his career debut this past weekend against Oklahoma -- rushing three times for eight yards and not attempting a pass -- and will see the field against Baylor on Saturday. "You can't say, 'Well, let's go play him for nine snaps against Oklahoma,' and then sit him," Weis said Monday. "As we go forward, he'll definitely be in our thoughts. You'll definitely see him show up in the [Baylor] game." The news appears ominous for starter Jake Heaps, but the former top BYU recruit took Weis' announcement in stride. "At the end of the day, I'm in it to win," Heaps said. "Whatever we gotta do to win. I'm not too concerned about everything else."
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:29:00 PM

Kansas recruit Andre Maloney passed away on Friday after suffering a stroke during a high school game on Thursday night.

Maloney became disoriented on his team's sideline after racing to a 63-yard touchdown reception; he was immediately cared for by doctors and trainers before being transported to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. As a junior, Maloney, one of Kansas' top 2014 recruits, helped Shawnee Mission West win its first Class 6A state championship since 1985. "We are absolutely devastated by the news of the passing of Andre Maloney. Our hearts are broken at the loss of such an outstanding young man," Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis wrote Friday on Twitter.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Andre Maloney, one of Kansas' top 2014 recruits, suffered a stroke during a high school game on Thursday and remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Maloney became disoriented on his team's sideline after racing to a 63-yard touchdown reception. "He was pretty much untouched, so I don't think anybody would say it happened on the play," Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission West athletic director Don Perkins told the Kansas City Star. "For me to say anything else would be speculation, but obviously our thoughts and prayers are with him." Maloney, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound three-star athlete, chose the Jayhawks over Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Tulsa. "As a family guy and loving father, there are no words to describe my sorrow!" KU coach Charlie Weis tweeted.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 07:14:00 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said junior RBs Tony Pierson and Brandon Bourbon will see increased roles on Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

Pierson is third on the 1-1 Jayhawks with 50 rushing yards, and he leads the team with six catches for 127 yards. Bourbon has touched the ball only six times this season, but he's accumulated 49 yards on three carries and three catches. Weis is beginning to figure out his personnel, and he's making a sage decision here. The Jayhawks have one of the nation's worst receiving corps, but they are shockingly deep at running back, led by future NFLer James Sims. Pierson is only 5-foot-10, but he's arguably the team's best play maker. Weis' decision to target him more makes Pierson an intriguing sleeper in Big 12-only fantasy leagues.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Former UCLA redshirt freshman QB T.J. Millweard will transfer to Kansas.

He will have three seasons of eligibility after sitting out this season. "I called coach Charlie Weis and told him. He was very happy," Millweard told JayhawkSlant. "Then I talked with a couple of the other coaches. I'm already starting the process of applying and I hope to be back and start school on Monday."
Source: KU Sports
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 05:18:00 PM

UCLA redshirt freshman QB T.J. Millweard plans on transferring prior to the season.

"I grew up in the Midwest and the South," Millweard told the Los Angeles Times. "UCLA is a great school, but it is a different fit for who I am." Millweard was not listed as Hundley's direct backup, that label goes to freshman Asiantii Woulard, but Jim More might have wanted to redshirt the UCLA newcomer if Millweard showed well during camp. The Bruins now have three scholarship passers on their roster.
Source: LA Times
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Former Miami (OH) senior WR Nick Harwell has been ruled ineligible for the 2013 season and will have to redshirt before playing for Kansas.

Harwell was never able to complete the final six hours required to earn his diploma, so instead of transferring as a graduate he will be forced to sit out the season. "They’ll work on everything football related, get their academics in order, work on community service," head coach Charlie Weis said. "There’s a bunch of things they can do to make themselves better prepared and better people and proud Jayhawks."
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:23:00 AM

Kansas HC Charlie Weis believes that senior RB James Sims will play in the NFL.

Weis compared Sims to Terrell Davis when the latter came out of Georgia. "There is a reason Terrell Davis was a sixth-round draft choice now. He was that slash one-cut runner with good vision, could run the ball inside very well, could run the ball outside okay, could pick up the blitz, is okay in the passing game. (Sims) doesn't have a glaring weakness." Sims, a 6-foot, 202-pounder, earned second-team All-Big-12 honors last season when he became the first Jayhawk to exceed 1,000 rushing yards since 2006. He is the star of a KU offensive attack that should be noticeably stronger in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 03:47:00 PM

Former NFL personnel man Louis Riddick believes late round picks "must have exceptional character."

These sixth- and seventh-round picks "must be expected to do the right thing," according to Riddick. "Bad character influences at the bottom end of your roster can negatively effect the chemistry of the team the same as if it was at the top." Many teams seem to select character or medical risks during the later part of the third day, with mixed results. With the off-field circus the NFL has had this year, teams could start featuring Riddick's process.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 09:53:00 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Kansas senior RB James Sims is the school's second best prospect.

Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis has compared Sims to Terrell Davis. The running back has the "shifty feet to make defenders miss, but also runs with deceiving strength and balance, using his pad level and toughness to pick up yards after contact," writes Brugler. Sims has some off field questions which has forced him to miss time, but he is a talented runner.
Source: CBS Sports
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 09:24:00 AM


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