Dave Campo Hired As Charlie Weis' DC At Kansas

The former Cowboys head coach last worked in college in the 1980's, when he was Jimmy Johnson's DB coach at Miami.

In a move that will have a huge impact on his ability to succeed at Kansas, new Jayhawks coach Charlie Weis hired former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo to be his defensive coordinator on Friday.

Campo, who was let go as the Cowboys secondary coach earlier this month, will also serve as Kansas' defensive backs coach.

In hiring Campo, whose spent the last 23 years in the NFL, Weis is sticking to his NFL roots, as Kansas' main two coaches will have significantly less collegiate experience than their Big 12 rivals.

Campo isn't entirely unfamiliar with the college game, as he began his career coaching at 10 different schools in the 1970's and 1980's before winning a national title as Jimmy Johnson's defensive backs coach at Miami and following Johnson to Dallas in 1989.

As a defensive coordinator, he will have to become familiar with what has become the hallmark of Big 12 football: mobile QB's operating out of the spread offense.

It's also unclear how he'll perform on the recruiting trail, although Weis ability to recruit could make that less of an issue.

For more on Kansas football, head over to Rock Chalk Talk.

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