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Kansas Jayhawks Football Fires Charlie Weis

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Oh, how 2007 must seem like it was eons to Kansas football fans. That was the year that the year that the Jayhawks reached the pinnacle of their football existence. Kanas ripped off a 12-1 record and capped the season with a 24-21 win over Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. It was also the beginning of the fall of Kansas football.

The Jayhawks went 8-5 in 2008 and the won a total of ten games over the next three seasons after that. In 2012 Charlie Weis made waves across the landscape of college football when he landed in Lawrence to resurrect the program.

Four games into his third season, the Jayhawks decided to part ways with the coach who had a reputation that always preceded him.  Weis had stints with the New England Patriots, Notre Dame, and at the Kansas City Chiefs before arriving in Lawrence. In the end a 6-22 record wasn't good enough to keep him at the helm.

"I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program," Kansas Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger said on Sunday, "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."

With a trip to West Virginia looming next Saturday, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over as the interim head coach.

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