Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 11/1/14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. You know what Year 1 tells us? Nothing. Not a blasted thing, in the long run. Oh, the 2012 Kansas Jayhawks were lousy, sure, but plenty of coaches starting from scratch in Lawrence had to open with lousy. Terry Allen was 5-6 in Year 1. Glen Mason was 1-10. So Charlie Weis' 1-11 is just a number, a means to wherever this story happens to end. He inherited a fixer-upper, not the Taj Mahal. Year 1 is a lube job. It's about getting those season tickets up, changing the culture, and whetting expectations. Year 2 on Mount Oread, see that gets a little more interesting, at least in terms of precedent. Weis is the program's seventh coach post-1983, the seventh coach after the late, great Don Fambrough's second stint. Three of those coaches had more wins in Year 2 than they did in Year 1; three didn't. But here's the rub: The three that did Mark Mangino, Mason and Mike Gottfried all eventually produced .500 seasons or better in Lawrence. Of th...
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