Weis: Transfer WR Nick Harwell to red-shirt

Miami (Ohio) receiver Nick Harwell (8) catches an 11-yard touchdown pass against Western Michigan cornerback Lewis Toler (24) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, in Oxford, Ohio.

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis said it would take a magic wand to make transfer wide receiver Nick Harwell eligible this season, so the Jayhawks are moving on as if he will red-shirt.

Harwell, the Miami (Ohio) University senior-to-be who needed to complete just six hours this summer to graduate and be eligible to play at Kansas this season was not allowed to enroll in those classes and instead will finish his degree at KU while red-shirting this season.

“The bottom line was he was never allowed to complete his last six hours,” Weis said. “And unless someone does something I’m not anticipating here, my intent with him is to treat (Marcus) Jenkins-Moore (injured linebacker) and Nick Harwell like I did Jake Heaps and Justin McCay last year. They’ll work on everything football related, get their academics in order, work on community service. There’s a bunch of things they can do to make themselves better prepared and better people and proud Jayhawks.”

Harwell is in town and will practice when the Jayhawks take the field for the first practice of fall camp tomorrow.

For more from today’s opening news conference of fall camp, check out the following links:

• Matt Tait’s Rapid Reaction to the new depth chart

• A look at the updated depth chart in its entirety

• And full Charlie Weis audio from today’s news conference