KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Charlie Weis knows he has a big job in front of him.
The former NFL assistant coach and former head coach of the vaunted University of Notre Dame program has taken over the reins of a Jayhawk team that went just 5 - 19 over the last two seasons.
Recently Weis sat down with Jack Harry to discuss his move to Lawrence. Weis said he realizes one of his first responsibilities is making a great first impressions with fans, who are hungry for wins.
Weis noted that while some may ask why he took the KU job, you only have to look back a few years to see bowl winning teams. Weis also felt that bringing in great quarterbacks and assistant coaches like Dave Campo will have an immediate impact on the team.
Weis said that walking into a program that was 2 - 10 takes a grind mentality and workman-like approach. He also noted that you cannot blame the previous coaching staff, but just have to look at issues on and off the field to find improvements.
Weis also weighed in on the Kansas City Chiefs, saying the two of his "favorite"quarterbacks, Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn, are on the Chiefs. He also said last season was a tough way to measure the team, after being built for a ground and pound game, then losing a running back like Jamal Charles.
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