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Report: Charlie Weis Has Been Fired By Kansas

Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis has been relieved of his duties, the school announced in a press release Sunday morning. Weis, who was midway through his third campaign in a five-year deal, compiled a record of 6-22 after taking over in 2012. Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger says that defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will serve as interim head coach.

"I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season," Zenger said. "But I believe we have talented coaches and players in this program, and I think this decision gives our players the best chance to begin making progress right away.

"I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program," Zenger continued. "But we have not made the on-the-field progress we believe we should. I believe new leadership gives our coaches and players the best chance to make a fresh start."

The move comes the day after Kansas was blanked by Texas, 23-0, in a game that many felt was a measuring stick, considering the struggles the Longhorns have also had this year. According to Gabe DeArmond of Rivals, Weis is still owed $7 million by the university.

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Kansas won just one Big 12 game during Weis' tenure.