It could have been interpreted as the first salvo fired against bitter rival Kansas State the day Charlie Weis was presented as the new coach at Kansas.
Weis stepped to the podium and asked this rhetorical question: Why was the University of Kansas 2-10 last season and why was Kansas State 10-2? "I don't have that answer," he said, "but that is what I am here for."
Over the last 10 months, he may have found some answers.
Weis spent the better part of Tuesday's media availability praising the Wildcats and longtime coach Bill Snyder, who is 16-4 against the Jayhawks. Weis called Kansas State a blueprint for his own rebuilding job, one he'll see in person when the teams meet Saturday in Manhattan.