It’s your first year as head coach, your team sits at 1-9 with no conference victories. Your seniors have their final home game coming up and you want the place to be packed. What to do?
Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis is inviting all students to attend his team’s Saturday tilt against the Iowa State Cyclones for free. No, this isn’t a canned food drive. Weis is straight up buying any student who shows up a ticket to sit in the stands.
What does he have to lose? His team’s year is in the tank, basketball season’s underway and at this point, any win’s a good win. If Kansas upends Iowa State, Weis looks like a genius. If they lose, he still looks good for dipping into his own pocket for the cause. Then again, how many students will actually show up?
Being invited to watch a Kansas football game for free is like being propositioned to help your best buddy move while being offered a fun size candy bar.
Hand it to Weis for being inventive, though. Whether or not people take the bait, he’s at least showing some innovation, utilizing Twitter to its fullest and ideally showing potential future Jayhawks that he cares.
No confirmation yet on whether concessions are also on Weis or if Journalism students are included in this offer.
Brandon Cavanaugh is a college football columnist for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America. Follow him on Twitter and join in on the conversation.