Former Kansas QB Brock Berglund In No Rush To Make A Decision

Brock Berglund is taking his time on deciding his next destination.

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Former Kansas Quarterback Brock Berglund Visting Mississippi Next Weekend

Former Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund is taking his time on where he will eventually end up after deciding to transfer from Kansas. This time around has already talked to a coach from ever BCS league, spoke to former Kansas head coach Turner Gill at Liberty and has interest in North Texas and Florida International.

Beglund is now taking his time and is not going to rush his decision:

"At this point, I really don't have a pecking order," Berglund said. "I've just started on the trail here. I'm really prioritizing my reasons, focusing on compiling data. There's no rush."

Next weekend, Berglund plans on taking an official visit to Mississippi to check out the school. Berglund has also spoken quite a bit lately to Utah, UNLV, UCLA and Miami about his future destination.

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Kansas Releases Brock Berglund From His Scholarship

The Kansas Jayhawks have finally released quarterback Brock Berglund from his scholarship and will allow him to transfer to another school. Berglund's situation has been different then most other players as he had to sit out the 2011 season due to a third-degree felony charge in his home state of Colorado; those chargers were finally dismissed this past week.

Berglund decided that he wanted to transfer when Kansas brought in Dayne Crist from Notre Dame and Jake Heaps from BYU, and Beglund saw the writing on the wall that he would be buried on the depth chart and decided to transfer. However, Kansas denied him to contact other schools and held up their decision even after Beglund was released from the team for not attending a mandatory team meeting.

Head coach Charlie Weis released a statement about Berglund transferring from Kansas:

"Today, Brock Berglund is released from his scholarship at KU to pursue other opportunities. Brock and his representatives have publicly stated their case without any public response from me to this point. Brock spent the majority of the past calendar year in Colorado taking online courses at KU's expense, which was nearly $40,000. At no time was Brock an active participant of the football team. Once competition was recruited at the quarterback position, Brock decided he no longer wanted to be a part of the team. He was expected to show up for a mandatory team meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15, but he sent an email less than two hours before the meeting to inform us that he had decided to transfer and would not be attending the meeting. He was dismissed after following through on that promise.

Although Brock has been granted his release, I only wish that he had shown the same courtesy that other players showed and came to talk to me. He decided that he did not have to follow the same protocol as the other departing members of the football team. I believe no individual should be more important than the team. Brock did not see it that way."

This is coming from a head coach who has had three job in three years, so Weis' comments do not carry too much weight.

So far Berglund has not given Kansas a list of schools that he is looking to transfer too, but reports are that he is looking at Hawai'i, Washington and Liberty, which happens to be where former Kansas coach Turner Gil is now the head coach.

The length of this issue probably could have been avoided, because what is the harm in releasing a kid who does not want to be at the school.

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Brock Berglund Hires Attorney In Hopes Of Kansas Scholarship Release

Brock Berglund has been caught in the middle and it's hard to tell what side is fair. When a new head coach comes into any team, it's natural for players to cycle out and others to cycle in. But Brock Berglund hasn't just left the team to transfer like some players. Instead, he's being held to his scholarship commitment and Charlie Weis, the Kansas Jayhawks new head football coach, might be willing to play chicken with Berglund. Thats' why the quarterback has sought legal counsel to help solve the issue.

"Berglund told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he sent a written request to school administrators in late December asking for permission to speak to other universities, but the request was denied," said an AP report. "The 19-year-old has a meeting scheduled for Friday in Lawrence, Kan., with the university's student-athlete appeals board, which will make a determination on whether the denial of Berglund's transfer request was fair."

A statement from his lawyer came out a while ago which read:

"The SAAB's inquiry will focus on whether the decision was fair and just given the circumstances. Any objective observer, shown all the facts, will know that the decision was not only unfair, but was arbitrary and capricious, and should be overturned. It will be very interesting to hear KU's explanation, particularly in light of the fact that it so gleefully courted players who were granted releases from their own respective programs, and wished the best of luck by their former coaches."

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Charlie Weis Refuses Brock Berglund's Request For Permission To Explore Schools Outside Of Kansas

Brock Berglund is officially a former Kansas Jayhawk football player, but in a bizarre turn, KU is preventing him from becoming a future anything-else, at least at the FBS level.

Bergland, a rising sophomore, was one of six players dismissed by new head coach Charlie Weis, who also brought in high-profile transfer quarterbacks for the present (former Notre Dame QB Dayne Crist) and future (former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps, who will sit a year).

Such is the business of college football at the FBS level - Bergland was recruited to specifically run former head coach Turner Gill's offense - but Kansas is preventing Berglund from joining another D1 school. Per Yahoo Sports, Bergland was denied an official release, and is now fighting the decision with a lawyer. His case will be heard January 27 with the Kansas Student Athlete Appeals Board:

"On Monday I was dismissed from the football team and at that point I was assuming, whatever and that I would be released," Berglund told Yahoo! Sports. "Tuesday I had correspondence with the athletic department saying my hearing [with the Kansas Student-Athlete Appeals Board] was scheduled for the 27th.

"I'm using a scholarship right now that they could be recruiting an athlete with. I don't know why they're dragging it out to this point. Really my ultimate goal is to get a release before we have to take the steps of showing up in Lawrence with a legal team and doing all these things that are just expensive and unnecessary for us and unnecessary for them."

According to a KU release, Bergland was officially released due to his failure to attend a mandatory team meeting. Bergland is also currently fighting a third-degree assault charge in Colorado that kept him from team involvement in 2011.

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