We may have discovered why the Kansas Jayhawks football program is so awful – they simply are not aware of their surroundings.
Charlie Weis spoke at the Big 12 Media Days this week and was asked to respond to commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s comments about cheating in the NCAA. It would appear Weis has absolutely no idea what cheating Bowlsby could possibly be speaking of.
“What cheating was he referring to? First of all, the commissioner knows a lot more than I do.
“I’ve been in multiple places, and the places I’ve been, I just haven’t seen it. So maybe I’m oblivious. I hear about it all the time. There’s things that annoy me sometimes at other places. But really, I just try to speak for Kansas.”
One would hope Weis is playing possum here with regards to if there is any cheating going on in NCAA football. And it should be noted Weis has not be levied any significant sanctions in his time as a coach in the NCAA.
All of that under consideration, it would seem foolish for Weis to dismiss the idea cheating is a problem in college sports when it comes to following the guidelines set out by the NCAA. If anyone should be promoting the idea of fairness it should be Weis, whose program is one of the worst in college football and could use all the help they can get to put together a mere winning season.
At some juncture dealing with reality has to become a priority for both the conferences and the schools. Change isn’t going to happen when people like Weis, who for some reason still holds a high profile in the football world, make comments such as these.