Charlie Weis Bringing Renewed Interest To Jayhawks' Football Program

New Kansas Football coach Charlie Weis appears to already be paying dividends for Kansas as their is a renewed interest in the program around campus. That renewed interest has fans investing cash into the program in the form of season-tickets and football merchandise.

The school is approaching 4,000 new season-ticket accounts, which would represent a minimum of $400,000 in revenue - possibly as much as $1.2 million. That's a significant bump for a program that averaged 42,283 per home game in 2011, ahead of only Baylor in the Big 12.

There is a buzz around the program that hasn't been there the last two seasons although it certainly has been there before. The goal for Weis is to be able to sustain it. Mark Mangino built a winner that culminated with a 12-1 season and an Orange Bowl win in 2007.

Things quickly fell apart after that with Mangino being ousted amid accusations of verbal and physical abuse from his players. Turner Gill brought five wins over two seasons which eventually led the Jayhawks to turn to Weis.

''I am not the greatest coach in the world, I've made a lot of mistakes, but I have learned how to show humility and I have never lost my passion and drive to win.''

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