Facing the prospect of a 1-11 record in his first year at Kansas, Charlie Weis is now forced to balance respect for the seniors he inherited from former coaches against a desire to start rebuilding his program.

In three weeks, the seniors, who have endured three coaching changes and have only 11 victories in four years, will finish their tumultuous careers.

Weis is making a final push for the seniors by showing them off to NFL scouts, but he also has turned to younger players and given them the chance to fight for a starting spot as he searches for at least one more victory.

He has dedicated Sundays to this purpose, releasing the seniors early and giving the underclassmen a chance to shine.