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17 Nights of Football: Kansas

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The Kansas Jayhawks are fresh off a 1 and 11 season and Charlie Weis won't sugarcoat the current state of his program.

"We've given you no evidence, we've given you no reason at this time, to be picked anywhere other than last in the conference; until we beat teams within this conference, that's just the way it's going to be," said Kansas head coach Charlie Weis.

The Jayhawks do have some nice pieves to build around including a stable of runningbacks led by James Sims, a position group that might be the best in the Big 12 Conference.

"I agree with what Coach Weis said, I would agree that we are the top running back unit/one of the top running back units in the Big 12," said Kansas running back James Sims.

Joining him in the backfield will be junior quarterback Jake Heaps, a one-time heralded recruit that sat out last year after transferring from BYU.

"It was a positive experience for me because I was able to take a step back and remove myself from the situation and be able to look at the process with what can I do to become a better quarterback," said Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps.

The Jayhawks were desperate for instant-impact guys and it showed in recruiting, signing 15 jucos, but Weis knows that won't be his recruiting stance in Lawrence for the future.

"You can't factor junior college recruiting to the number of juco's I brought in this year into our program's long-te


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