Long snapper certainly isn't the most glamorous position on the field but anyone who watched the KU special teams unit the past two years can attest to just how important that position can be. Now Kansas will be without their long snapper for the team's first three games of the season as Justin Carnes was suspended for the first three games of the year for a violation of team rules.
Charlie Weis understandably wouldn't comment on the exact nature of the violation, only saying "Every player on our team knows and understands our rules and regulations. They also know the consequences for violations of those rules and regulations."
Carnes, a native of La Porte, Texas, has been a long snapper for the past two seasons. In 2010 as a Freshman he was the longsnapper for place kicks and punts, playing in all 12 games and last season he played in 10 of the team's games, handling snapping duties for kicks. He is currently listed as the starter on the KU depth chart. A new longsnapper is expected to be announced Tuesday according to Matt Tait, and it is expected to be a "well known name."