Nice hire by Kansas. Have to wonder if they knew they could get Weiss before the fired Gill. Was pretty surprised they only gave Gill 2 years after he inherited a roster with very little talent returning.
Bizarre. Weis has done nothing to show he is any better a HC than Turner Gill, so why not just keep Turner Gill? Weis' problem at ND was talent evaluation, which will be much harder at a school like Kansas where you are not picking from among 4 and 5 star athletes, but are instead in the fatter part (pun intended) of the talent distribution curve.
Illinois hiring the Toledo coach is kind of the same thing. He had a 3 year run at Toledo with a couple of wins over bad BCS schools during that stretch, and now he gets a Big 10 gig? Illinois realizes they are still Illinois, playing in a league with Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio State and Michigan, right? Zook had some serious gameday issues, but without his recruiting, that program is going to suck.
Weis comes to a bottom feeding Big 12 team that will be ecstatic to win more than the 2 games it did this past season. (Wasn't that Maryland's win total too?) IMO, fan expectations for the 2012 season will be high...but not that high. And Charlie does well enough, they may even name a haircut after him...The Jayhawk.
This is an odd hire. Weis barely succeeded at Notre Dame and Kansas is much tougher. I just don't think he is that great a coach. Got a lot of good publicty with the Pats but between Belichek and Brady, I'm not sure it was all that well deserved.