Charlie Weis Fired: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know



After three seasons with Kansas University, head coach Charlie Weis has been fired four games into the Jayhawks’ season, following a loss to the Texas Longhorns.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Weis is Fired Only Four Games Into The Season

Only four games into the 2014 season, head coach Charlie Weis has been fired following the team’s loss last week to the Texas Longhorns.

Charlie Weis was only three years into a five year contract with Kansas, worth $12.5 million that he originally signed before the Jayhawks’ 2012 season.

The Kansas City Athletic Department’s Director Sheahon Zenger released this statement regarding Weis, “I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season, but I believe we have talented coaches and players in this program, and I think this decision gives our players the best chance to begin making progress right away. I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program, but we have not made the on-the-field progress we believe we should. I believe new leadership gives our coaches and players the best chance to make a fresh start. I am grateful for the KU fans, alumni and donors who continue to support our coaches and players.”

2. Weis’ Last Game Was a 23-0 Shutout Loss to the Texas Longhorns

Weis’ last game was a blowout against the Texas Longhorns, in a 23-0 loss to Charlie Strong, with Texas up 13-0 by halftime. This latest loss was during Kansas University’s homecoming.

This leaves Weis at 2-2 on the season, before he was fired.

3. He is 41–49 as a Head Coach

Charlie Weis // Ice Bucket ChallengeCoach Charlie Weis does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and challenges 3 more people, along with his son.2014-08-16T04:23:29.000Z

Weis leaves at 6-22 at Kansas and 41-49 as a head coach.

He also coached for the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Notre Dame, Kansas City Chiefs, and Florida under various coaching positions. While coaching at New England, Weis won three Super Bowls.

4. Weis’ Last Head Coaching Job was at Notre Dame



Weis coached at Notre Dame for 4 years, with 35 wins and 27 losses, taking the Fighting Irish to 3 bowls games and winning one.

5. Clint Bowen Will be the Interim Coach

Sept. 23: John Reagan & Clint Bowen news conferenceSept. 23: John Reagan & Clint Bowen news conference2014-09-23T23:28:16.000Z

KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger announced Defensive Coordinator Clint Bowen will be the team’s interim head coach.

Bowen has been coaching since 2000, before leaving in 2010 as the Defensive Coordinator for Western Kentucky and 2011 as the Defensive Coordinator & Safety Coach at North Texas, before returning to Kansas in 2012. While at Kansas, he’s also had at least one player yearly earn postseason All-Big 12 Conference recognition. In 2007, Kansas’ defense was fourth in the nation and ranked top-10 nationally in passing defense and rushing defense.

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