Is there any coach who has made more through unemployment than Charlie Weis? He was fired as head coach at Kansas this morning after starting the season 2-2. If that seems harsh, he was 6-22 overall with the Jayhawks, and was obviously on a short leash. USA Today:
"I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program," athletics director Sheahon Zenger said. "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."
Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over for Weis as interim head coach.
Kansas bought out Weis' contract, meaning that they'll be paying him roughly $5.6 million in monthly installments through the end of Dec., 2016. When he was fired at Notre Dame in 2009, he received $2.1 million over 2010 and 2011.
Weis came to Kansas after spending four seasons at Notre Dame. While head coach of the Fighting Irish, Weis went to three bowl games. He also was an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the New England Patriots, where he won three Super Bowls.
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