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Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

Posted on: January 27, 2012 6:23 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund has faced a long legal journey to get back on the playing field, and now is one step closer to that goal after receiving an official release from his scholarship agreement with Kansas.

Berglund was one six Jayhawks dismissed on Dec. 16, reportedly for missing a mandatory team meeting. The sophomore quarterback spent most of the 2011 season dealing with assault charges, which were recently dropped, in his home state of Colorado. Berglund told local media he had hoped to re-join the Jayhawks, but the actions and attitude of Charlie Weis and the staff - Berglund said he found out about his dismissal on Twitter - have led him to seek other opportunities.

On Friday, Kansas issued an official release regarding Berglund's status with the school.

“Today, Brock Berglund is released from his scholarship at KU to pursue other opportunities," head coach Charlie Weis said in a prepared statement. "Brock and his representatives have publicly stated their case without any public response from me to this point. Brock spent the majority of the past calendar year in Colorado taking online courses at KU’s expense, which was nearly $40,000. At no time was Brock an active participant of the football team. Once competition was recruited at the quarterback position, Brock decided he no longer wanted to be a part of the team. He was expected to show up for a mandatory team meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15, but he sent an email less than two hours before the meeting to inform us that he had decided to transfer and would not be attending the meeting. He was dismissed after following through on that promise."

Weis' defense of his actions continues:

"Although Brock has been granted his release, I only wish that he had showed the same courtesy that other players showed and came to talk to me. He decided that he did not have to follow the same protocol as the other departing members of the football team. I believe no individual should be more important than the team. Brock did not see it that way.”

It is time that both sides wash their hands and move on, but Weis did make sure he got in the last word. That "recruited competition" Weis mentions in the statement refers to former Notre Dame quarterback Dayne Crist and former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps, both enrolled this semester at Kansas.

Berglund, a nationally ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2011 class, flipped his commitment from Colorado to Kansas after Dan Hawkins' dismissal. This is not a huge blow to the Jayhawks' depth at the position, and his relationship with the new staff obviously did not get off to a great start.

CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd writes that Charlie Weis has people mentioning Kansas football. For better or worse, at least they are talking. Column

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Comments

Since: Mar 19, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2012 5:26 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

Charlie may of may not be a success at Kansas...but I still think Chazz Bono looks like his friggin' CLONE!!!



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 9:16 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

Rommell,

Only broader picture is bering missed by you?  Which is the broader or bigger man in your opinion, Mangino or Weis? There is a reason Weis is in Kansas and it IS NOT because he one of the best coaches or men in the country. For sure if the stats are tracked, lets see how many new grocery stores open up in Topeka with Weis in town?  Bring twinkies and get in free :-)



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:47 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

You all are missing the broader picture.  Weis isn't that bad of a guy for doing this.  KU football has been in turmoil since the firing of Mangino.  The players rebelled against the coach, and Mangino was to self absorbed to admit that his ways were excessive.  Gill came in and did well recruiting, but from reports around town, showed a distinct amount of favoritism as to who played and who didn't.  So for the last four years there has a been a lack of respect from coaches to players and vice versa.

Now Charlie Weis is coming in and rattling cages and knocking heads.  His statement was a veiled referrence to accountability.  Berglund was not taking accountability for his actions in two ways.  1)  He never took accountability for his legal issues that caused him to miss all of last season.  2)  He never showed any accountability or respect to the coaches, players and the team.  So, Weis releases a statement that puts all of that out there Berglund side and the coaches side.

Weis isn't the villian here in my opinon, he is setting an example for prospective athletes and current athletes in the program.  That is: BE A MAN, BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS, RESPECT YOUR TEAM, TEAMMATES AND COACHES, AND KEEP YOUR WORD.  IF YOU DO THAT THAN YOU WILL BE AFFORDED EVERY OPPURTUNITY TO SUCEED HERE.  OTHERWISE YOU AREN'T WELCOME.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, NO ONE IDIVIDUAL IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE TEAM.



Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2012 12:23 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

Weis is a walking advertisement for gene pool sterilization.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 11:06 am
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

....and now, for the rest of the story!

Glad KU let Charlie tell it like it is...kids like Berglund don't have a chance playing for a crafty old dog like Weis...Charlie has seen it all, good, bad ugly, pro, college...he hardly has time to deal w/ a kid who is that manipulative....online courses, a 2 hour heads up on THE meeting to attend.


I can't/won't call the kid a loser...but if you want a little light to shine down on you, standing next to Charlie Weis next fall would be a good place to be seen.


..wish KU some good luck getting their foundation built...what I saw of Charlie Weis at ND makes me think they've got a good man to build around.    &nbs
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Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: January 30, 2012 10:04 am
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

What Parent would ever let their son play for Jabba the Weis?

The guy is repugnant. He's despicable. He's slovenly and as a "leader of men" he sets a poor example with his poor attention to physical fitness.

Who can respect a coach that needs a hand to get up off the couch?



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 6:19 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

learn how to spell or type. your email is embarrassing.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

What about this hypothetical news release does Weiss and KU not get?

"Brock Berguland was released from this KU scholarship today. Brock is a fine young man, and an outstanding football talent. KU and its coaches wish him the best wherever he lands."

That would have been so easy, yet Weiss' ego just couldn't hanle that. It is because of that ego that he will be looking for his 5th team to coach in just a few years.



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

I only know facts as they appear in this article. With that said no wander the kid wanted to transfer.  Things obviously changed since he flipped.  I reference Ryan Mallett stating the exact same to come Arkansas.  But what is appauling is the "OFFICIAL" release that came from Kansas. It is implied that it is from Weis and their Attorneys!!  I can assure you Weis will NEVER be successful at Kansas baseds on that insight of the man.  If he could do nothing with talent at Notre Dame and Florida? Jayhawks deserve better, just don't think this will work...



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:15 pm
 

Former Kansas QB Berglund granted release

Berglund is obviously a second-class jerk...good riddance.<br />



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