KANSAS CITY MO - JANUARY 09: Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis of the Kansas City Chiefs walks in the field prior to playing the Baltimore Ravens in their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9 2011 in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
For now, Weis brings exactly what Zenger could have wanted -- an instant command and display of credibility to a team that was needing a shot in the arm of excitement.
The Kansas Jayhawks have been slowly sitting off to the side while others publicly went about their business. If you need any proof of this, check out the current debacle going on between June Jones and Arizona State, who apparently had a deal that went bust. Now both SMU and ASU are smarting from a coach that wanted to leave and a deal that went south and now both are wondering where to go next. As for Kansas, well, fans and players have wondered just what Sheahon Zenger was going to produce after Mike Leach and Larry Fedora, two rumored coaching candidates, signed elsewhere. Surprisingly enough, he's produced a real winner of an announcement here.
If the rumors are true, Charlie Weis is going to be announced as the new head coach of the University of Kansas. That's quite a coup for the weakest school in the Big 12 by a country mile, and Weis brings instantly credibility to the position. He's coached several NFL talents in the last couple of years at Notre Dame and now Florida and certainly has the credibility and respect that comes with several Super Bowl rings. He even served as the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs most successful year in several in 2010.
There's a lot to think through and analyze regarding this pairing, but certainly the instant response has to be a collective, "Wow." Weis is a nationally known figure who will instantly place KU on the map. Whether or not he can follow through and become a long-term successful coach is another issue entirely, but that's the same question you could ask of any coach. For now, Weis brings exactly what Zenger could have wanted -- an instant command and display of credibility to a team that was needing a shot in the arm of excitement.