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July 11, 2012Anytime a new coaching staff takes over there is always attrition. The Kansas football program has gone through their period of adding and subtracting. The roster is close to being set and that was the plan from Charlie Weis all along.
"Guys leave for different reasons and we are nearing the end of that," Weis said. "My intent was to have everything settled by the time we got to training camp this year. Once you coach these guys in a football season it is on your watch. It isn't what happened last year."
With the roster moves all but done Weis has put his stamp on the program. After a season of recruiting and spring football these are his players going forward.
"The guys that are here now are my guys," Weis said. "They are not Mangino's guys or Gill's guys. They are my guys and I am responsible for them. I'm responsible for them on or off the field."
Tevin Shaw was one of the most recent players to report to campus. He's from Piscataway High in New Jersey, which didn't hold graduation until late June. Another player expected to report soon is Jon Shelby a linebacker from Nassau Community College. Shelby recently signed his letter of intent.
Usually at this time of every year it is a hot topic among fans on what players have reported and who hasn't. Weis said two players are still not on campus but it isn't a big deal. They all have different schedules and times they finish school.
"The reason people don't all come in together is schools finish at different times," Weis said. "That includes junior colleges. Some of them don't finish until the middle of June. Some high schools don't finish until the end of June.
"The reason they have extra classes is because classes they were told that were accredited. They have to go back and take a class to counter a class that didn't count. That's why everyone doesn't come at the same time."
The most important part is who shows up on the first day when players have to officially report. Weis doesn't expect any problems when that time comes.
"By August 1st when we report everyone will be set and ready to go," he said.