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