KU Coach, Charlie Weis, Shares His New Strategies On and Off the Field

KU Coach, Charlie Weis, Shares His New Strategies On and Off the Field

For former Notre Dame coach, Charlie Weis, coming back to the college football circuit has not only been a professional evolution, but a personal one as well. In a great article by Steve Greenberg for Sporting News, Weis reflects on his last 7 years of coaching and shares some of the new approaches he plans to take with his Jayhawk players moving forward.
Weis explains: “Instead of just grinding on players all the time, I’m picking my spots,” he said. “One thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is eventually it goes in one ear and out the other when you just hammer them all the time. So I’m more selective — and trust me, when I do get on them, it has a much greater impact.
Off the field, the transformation continues. After taking a sideline hit from one of his own players, Weis sustained serious physical injuries and has endured insurmountable pain in the years following the incident. Suffering through the pain for several years, Weis underwent a series of surgeries ending with a knee replacement in the spring of 2011. The relief from living in constant pain has become a signifcant milestone for him. He has even begun exercising again on the Jayhawks HydroWorx pool.
As Greenberg relays, “Weis has been walking for an hour on an underwater treadmill at least four times a week in Lawrence — he calls the ability to exercise “uplifting.” In all, he’s happier these days than he was while his joints were a mess.”
On and off the field, Weis’ outlook is a winning attitude. One that he knows begins with him and his attitude and exudes to his team and football program. He believes in transformation and knows that if he can do it, his team is capable as well.
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