Kansas fires Weis

Kansas won just one game against a Power 5 school under Weis. Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Kansas fired head football coach Charlie Weis on Sunday.

Weis, who was in the third year of his five-year contract with the Jayhawks, went 6-22 overall and 1-19 in Big 12 play, including Saturday’s 23-0 loss to the Texas Longhorns.

“I normally do not favor changing coaches mid-season,” athletic director Sheahon Zenger said in a statement. “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. 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.”

Weis took over for Turner Gill, who was 2-10 in 2011, and will be replaced by defensive coordinator Clint Bowen for the rest of the current season.