Must-win: Weis says CMU game ‘critical’

With an overall record of 5-21 in his two-plus seasons as Kansas University football coach, Charlie Weis knows that every game from here on out is big for the future of the program.

He said as much last week, and then the Jayhawks went down to Duke and were drubbed, 41-3. He was back at it again Tuesday, when asked about the magnitude of Saturday’s home game with Central Michigan, this time with less optimism and a heavier dose of reality.

“I think everyone knows that this is a critical game,” Weis said of Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. kickoff against the Chippewas (2-1). “Because now you go into the Big 12 stretch that we’re about ready to go into, and this kind of sets the table. (It) either sets the table well, or it sets the table where you’re really, really fighting an uphill battle.”

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