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
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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.
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
THIS JUST IN: Charlie Weis fired as Kansas head coach. He was 6-22 in Lawrence.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 28, 2014
This leaves Weis at 2-2 on the season, before he was fired.
3. He is 41–49 as a Head Coach
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
5. Clint Bowen Will be the Interim Coach
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.