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Coming into the 2012 season, Charlie Weis' hire at Kansas is a questionable one in my opinion.
There are reasons to be optimistic though. With Dayne Crist at quarterback and former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps in the backfield in 2013, Weis will have the talent at quarterback to get the offense going with the Jayhawks.
Weis won't have much to work with outside of the quarterback position, as the depth at the offensive line and running back positions are mediocre.
However, Weis had a hard time getting Florida's offense going in 2011, and the talent at Kansas is quite the step down from any SEC school.
Additionally, Weis needs to get the defense going in Lawrence. While the Big 12 is not known for its outstanding defenses, the Jayhawks were dead last in the FBS (120th) in points against per game (43.8). The defense returns seven starters, but none are expected to make outstanding contributions.
Given Tuner Gill was axed after only two disastrous, I assume Weis is working with a similar, tight time frame. Given the tough hand dealt, Weis will need to execute nearly perfectly to turn the Jayhawks around.
Who knows? Maybe Charlie Weis will be the right guy after he recruits his own players. Only time will tell.