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September 23, 2013

Comments from Weis on Monday morning

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis just finished up his call on the Big 12 Teleconference.

On winning a close game:

Best part about that is they know that things can happen. A lot of good things had to happen at the end of that game for us to win. It kind of looked bleak now there is a lot more gas and everyone's tank. But we have a lot of imperfections in a lot of things we have to rectify. Psychologically that was a huge lift for team.

On fewer dropped passes:

We were much more productive in the pass game. We only had one drop and that was because Tony was looking to run upfield before he actually caught the ball. I think that was a huge improvement and much more production in the pass game. Now we have to be able to tie the run game and the pass game together. But ultimately we still aren't scoring enough points to win and I think that is where we have to make drastic improvement.

On conference play in the bye week:

We're going to do something different each day. The first thing we're going to do is beat the hell out of each other on Tuesday. We still need to become a tougher team and an off week is a good week to do that. On the second day we will spend on Texas Tech so we get a jumpstart on that. On the third day we will do self scouting and try to improve in all facets.

Best part about it is you come off an emotional win. Remember now, we haven't won very often around here recently. You have a team coming in, in two weeks that is 4-0 and riding kind of high. You couldn't get this situation coming at a better time. I am not a big fan of the bye week, but now's a good time for us to say…okay we are three games in and here are the things we do decent. And here are the things we are not very good at and see if we can try to fix some of them.

On nominating Trevor Pardula for Special Teams Player of the Week:

Remember Trevor also kicked off. In addition to his touch back the other two times he kicked it to the goal line and we tackle them inside the 20. So he had two duties. It was very close at the end of the game for me. The really long field goals is something that I would turn to him (Trevor) because he has that 55 to 60 yard range. The only problem when he kicks field goals is I don't know if it's going to be 10 yards to the left, 10 yards to the right, or right down the middle. I think that he did a heck of a job on kickoffs and punts. But I'm glad that we stuck with Wyman on that last kick.

On the offensive line:
It is a work in progress. They might be banged up a little bit physically but I think that their egos are banged up more than their bodies. Everyone should be physically ready to go. We will wait and see how this works out. We have about seven or eight guys that are all in the mix and see where it is going forward.

I don't think inexperience is the issue. We're going to come out tomorrow and have really physical practice. I think that we have to continue to get better at the line of scrimmage. In the run game this past week I didn't think we got the best of it. If we're going to be any good we have to be able to run the ball efficiently. You have to be able to control the line of scrimmage and for two weeks in a row that has not been the case.

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