Charlie Weis to coach Kansas football

Kansas hires Charlie Weis to be next head coach, gains 'decided schematic advantage'

12/8/11 in NCAAF   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Uncle Charlie is a head coach again. Charlie Weis will be introduced as the Kansas University football coach tomorrow at a news conference. The Kansas athlete program broke the news on its Twitter account. 

Weis is currently the offensive coordinator at Florida, though his offensive has seemed rather uncoordinated for much of the season.

Weis was the New England Patriots offensive coordinator during their rise to prominence in the early-2000s. He then left New England to become the head coach at Notre Dame, where he proclaimed that by having him at the helm, the Irish would have a "decided schematic advantage."

That didn't work out so well, and Weis was fired after the 2009 season. He then was the Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator in 2010 before heading to Florida. Perhaps his familiarity with the Kansas City area (Lawrence, where KU is, is less than an hour's drive from Kansas City) weighed in his decision.

Weis replaces Turner Gill, who was fired after two disappointing seasons running the Kansas football program. In 2011 Kansas didn't win a Big 12 game and had arguably one of the worst defenses in NCAA history.

Though he is an offensive mind, Weis is a big-name hire for Kansas, who has predominantly been known as a basketball school throughout its existence. 

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12/13/11   |   Amb4384   |   121 respect

TigerSooner wrote:
From the day he was hired look for him not to be there long.


12/10/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

Kansas just landed on the short list of schools for a shot of getting Dayne Crist to be a QB option next season.

12/10/11   |   TigerSooner   |   125 respect

From the day he was hired look for him not to be there long.

12/10/11   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

"weighed" in his decision...good stuff

12/10/11   |   derms33   |   17645 respect

Kansas has had the fattest coaches ever

12/9/11   |   jswol54   |   20819 respect

The good news is KU can just give Weis Mangino's old school issued gear.  Not only that, KU once again has a decided caloric advantage in the Big XII.

12/8/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

On the surface it's funny, but while 7-5 at Notre Dame is a disaster, 7-5 at Kansas is just fine. The Jayhawks are playing with fire, but they're also desperate.

12/8/11   |   beerstudk   |   1538 respect

Not sure what to think.... I like Weis as an O-Coordinator, but not so much as an HC