LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Dave Campo has a national championship, three Super Bowl rings and 23 years of NFL experience.
So what's he doing at Kansas?
Taking on the challenge of his life.
A year ago, the Jayhawks were ranked 120th nationally in total defense. Eight games into this season, Campo's defense has climbed to 81st and is ranked 58th against the pass.
"As bad as it is being the head coach, I think the worst job in the Big 12 is to be a defensive coordinator," said Kansas coach Charlie Weis, who made hiring the former Cowboys coach one of his priorities when he took over a program that had won just twice last year.
"I mean, you should just sign up for gray hair, you know, because it's a tough job."
Perhaps the biggest improvement under Campo has been in the red zone. While the Jayhawks are still just 1-7, and 0-5 in the Big 12, they've been in a handful of games into the fourth quarter due in large part to a defense that is only allowing t...