How could this go wrong? (Photo: USA Today Sports.)
The Charlie Weis era at Kansas didn't start off with the same kind of bluster heard when he was introduced as the head coach at Notre Dame eight years ago. Remember all that bravado about the Fighting Irish's "decided schematic advantage" in every game?
The big talk was missing, but that didn't stop Weis from making his outsized presense felt in Lawrence right off the bat. He immediately went to work trying to clean up the mess left by predecessor Turner Gill, who was given the axe after just two years leading the Jayhawks. That included enlisting longtime NFL coordinator Dave Campo to oversee the KU defense.
Ever the quarterback guru, Weis even managed to entice Dayne Crist, a recruit from his days at Notre Dame, to serve as a stopgap under center in year one.
Whatever hopes KU fans may have harbored for a quick turnaround were dashed pretty quickly once the season began. After a wi...