Five games into his second season at Kansas and in the throws of preparation for Oklahoma on Saturday, Charlie Weis announced his plans to make changes on his offensive staff. Essentially, he is demoting himself.
Weis will still call plays, but he will now have a reduced role in creating a game plan.
"It’s going to be more guys getting to interject ways of how can we improve the offense, how can we score more points," Weis said. "I felt like I had to back off a little bit, or we weren’t going to get any better."
Quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus will essentially become the passing game coordinator, and tight ends coach Jeff Blasko will be the run game coordinator.
This feels like the appropriate time to note the Jayhawks are 3-14 in Weis' season and a half in Lawrence, and rank 10th in a 10-team Big 12 in total offense, yards per play, scoring offense, touchdowns, passing offense, passing efficiency, rushing offense, yards per pass attempt, yards per rush, first downs, plays of 10-plus yards, plays of 30-plus yards, plays of 40-plus yards, third-down conversions, fourth-down conversions and red zone efficiency.
"I’m doing it because I think Kansas football needs it,” Weis said. “I don’t care about my ego.”