Charlie Weis was a surprising hire for the Kansas Jayhawks as Turner Gill’s replacement for several reasons, but perhaps the most cited has to do with his penchant for leaving. He was the offensive coordinator for Will Muschamp’s Florida Gators this year. He held the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs before that. He was the head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish before that.
That’s quite a record for a guy now making his fourth stop in four years. Yet Weis insisted in a recent interview with Bob Fescoe that he’s here to stay a while. “It’s going to be a quick stop. It’s going to be five years. That’s the quick stop. I’m going to be here for five years, because my wife and I had planned for me to be working at Florida for the next five years and then try to be put in a situation where we can walk away. … What we’re going to do here is we’re going to go try to turn this program into a perennial winning program and then try to have it where one of the guys on this coaching staff takes over.”
KU fans can only hope Weis lasts that long — not only for the sake of longevity but it also means things are going well in Lawrence.