LJWorld.com weblogs Tale of the Tait
In case you missed it: KU coach Charlie Weis joined Keith Olbermann to break down national title game
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis joined ESPN analyst Keith Olbermann, in studio, last night following the national championship game to break down the big moments and major adjustments delivered by Florida State and Auburn in the final game of the BCS era.
Weis was introduced as the head coach at the University of Kansas and he wore a crimson and blue Jayhawk tie.
These types of things are not necessarily life-altering but they definitely do not hurt the KU program and, believe it or not, can do wonders for recruiting. Weis appeared to be very comfortable breaking down the game that he had just seen live one time and flashed his vast knowledge of offense, schemes and adjustments. He also knew and discussed many players and coaches by name, which showed that he either (a) did his homework or (b) simply knew a lot of these guys to begin with. Perhaps both.
Either way, he definitely represented himself and KU very well.
Among the topics Weis touched on were:
• Halftime adjustments by FSU, which looked shell-shocked in the first half.
• The flag thrown on an FSU player that forced the Seminoles to kick an extra point at 21-19 instead of attempting a two-point conversion to tie.
• Breakdown of Tre Mason's touchdown run that gave Auburn a lead with less than two minutes to play.
• The big pass play from Jameis Winston on the final drive that turned a five-yard slant into a 40-yard gain.
• How Auburn's defense bottled up FSU in the first half and what Winston and the Seminoles did to overcome it.
• His views on the end of the BCS era and the ushering in of a playoff system.
Here's the full video, if you're interested.