Charlie Weis has struggled mightily since taking over as the head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks in 2012. In his first year, the Jayhawks won just a single game, finishing 1-11. Although Weis has already topped that win total, the 2-3 Jayhawks are making changes to their coaching staff.
Weis announced Tuesday that he would change how the offensive staff operates. Quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus will be in charge of the passing game, tight ends coach Jeff Blasko will take over the running game and Weis will oversee the offense and help coach skill positions.
Weis also said he wants to receive input from the offensive coaches and have their ideas be the base for the game plan, rather than formulating the majority of it himself.
Weis was hired by the Jayhawks after one extremely unproductive season as the Florida Gators‘ offensive coordinator in 2011 under then first-year head coach Will Mushamp. The Gators finished 102nd in total offense.
Weis’ claim to fame was his five-year stint as offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick with the New England Patriots when the Patriots won three super bowls in four years. He was head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2005 until 2009.
Weis’ Jayhawks will host the 18th-ranked Oklahoma Sooners Saturday at 3:30 pm EST.