Turner Gill Addresses Roster Moves With Brock Berglund and Deshaun Sands

LAWRENCE KS - OCTOBER 14: Head coach Turner Gill of the Kansas Jayhawks watches from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats on October 14 2010 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

This afternoon the Kansas athletic department released a statement related to a few personnel moves that will impact the team this fall.  First off Brock Berglund, the Jayhawks highly touted freshman quarterback will not participate in fall practice but will remain a member of the Kansas Jayhawk football team.

"Due to legal issues, Brock will no longer be attending practices with the team this fall. He will remain enrolled as a KU student, and plans to resume all team activities in the spring semester."

Based on the back and forth over the Spring and Summer it was assumed that Berglund would take a redshirt year this season, but this effectively says that he will be taking an even further step away from football.  By not participating in Fall workouts, it becomes a freshman year without any real opportunity to work with the staff and team. 

Kansas fans will have to continue to wait and see as this process works itself out but Berglund has been MIA for much of Fall camp just as he was this past Spring and into the Summer.  Certainly adding a player like Berglund ups the ante from a competition standpoint, but at this point he appears to have some work to do before he can truly put his name in the conversation.

In addition to Berglund it was announced that DeShaun Sands has been dismissed from the team effective immediately.  The son of Tony Sands, Deshaun was competing in a crowded backfield but due to some recent legal issues he will no longer be a Kansas Jayhawk.

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