It ends a disastrous stretch with Weis at Kansas. Kansas is 6-22 under Charlie Weis, but half of those wins are against FCS competition. It’s interesting that this move came so quickly out of Lawrence, as Kansas dropped to 2-2, with the loss to Texas and a blowout defeat at Duke. There is likely more to the story as to why it happened when it did. Weis is in the third year of a five year contract.
The KU Athletics Department released a statement naming defensive coordinator Clint Bowen as interim coach.
"“I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season,” Zenger said. “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,” Zenger continued. “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.”"