Mark Mangino left some pretty big britches to fill, and Charlie is about the only coach I know of able to fill them.
OT: Charlie Weis to KU
Michigan fans are you forgetting that Brady Hoke is a fat ass??? Get a life
what did you search for the most slimming pic of hoke... i saw him on the sideline, hes a fat ass
Second pic on page two of Google Image results for "Brady Hoke". Here are two from page one looking pretty much the same, but they're older and don't show all of him, so I didn't use them the first time. Since I got called on it, here are the two full lengthish ones from the top page:
bottom line they are both fat as fuck
the really sad thing about that is that he is that fat in spite of the gastric bypass that he had.
Gives the phrase "The Cupboard was bare in Gainesville" a whole new meaning.
Charlie will also quickly realize the difference walking into a livingroom wearing Jayhawk gear instead of ND or Gator-wear.
At a lot of recruits' homes, he won't make it to the living room unless he climbs through the window.
how big are the damn windows in your house??
Epic response! LMAO
And only if that window is a huge bay window, or the like.
Did you Google image search: "large windows"?
Don't you know that he likes to flash his super bowl rings when he makes visits.
Makes perfect sense if you think about it. Probably had tons of Mangino's XXXL stuff sitting around collecting dust.
Not only that, but St. Louis is somewhat nearby = BBQ Capital of America. Hell, even the farmers will be happy.
Its a win-win situation.
Coach Weis will be changing the tide in the economic downturn of the local eateries. Hell I think we all believed on their road to recovery hiring him is a good start.
St. Louis is like 5 hours from KU. I've lived in St. Louis for 10 years. STL, as a BBQ town, is a myth. STL-style BBQ sucks, IMO. They let the stuff simmer in this highly acidic vinegar / catchup concoction for hours. It's terrible. (Don't get me started on STL-style pizza...)
Now, KU is only 45 minutes from Kansas City, which really might be the BBQ Capital of America.
together and use it as a rain tarp for the field.
Thank you guys!! Made my day!
Too... many... fat... jokes... yet... also... other... jokes... can't... /head asplode
Congratulations, Kansas. You just hired 500 pounds of jackass.
But 500 pounds of jackass with a decided schematic advantage.
Came here to make a fat joke; clearly I've underestimated you guys.
You're new here
Weiss was mulling over his choices... KU, UF, KC.... ultimately he got tired and decided on KFC.
Can someone please create some sort of gif or photoshop for this glorious event?
Makes sense. The Decided Schematic Advantage was working great for Florida.
They may want to go to a steel-reinforced polyethylene fiber blend in the FieldTurf to prevent severe depressions from forming on the sideline.
use his decided schematic advantage to tilt the field in KU's favor. Leave the sidelines alone!
I guess Kansas now has a strategic advantage over the rest of the Big 12.
Just noticed I had 666 MGo points and had to quickly get to 667. Surprised this didn't happen on the Satan Saban diary post.
I hope Kansas left some of Mangino's clothes.
I clicked over here just to visit this thread. I have not been disappointed.
Why do people keep hiring Charlie Weiss?
Most venues do tend to overbuy when it comes to cheesy nachos. This solves the problem.
Man, apparently having "ND Head Coach" on your resume doesn't get you far. Davie to New Mexico and now Weis to Kansas.
However,he was a utter failure at nd
You shouldn't pin his failure at ND on him. Not all schools are capable of handling decided schematic advantages.
Well, Kansas State has had the advantage in the Cornflower State for awhile, but they better get their yuks in now, because there's a decided schematic advantage coming to Lawrence.
and he couldn't be happier with this hire!
How's that chant go? Rock, gold bond medicated powder, Jayhawk?
is transferring! Schematic Advantage KU!
Srsly, what the hell?
an over/under on Mangino/Weis jokes. Now, I'm just going to take the over...no matter what it is. Carry on.
Funny, Weiss' scale always takes the over too.
Well, to be fair, going 6-6 and beating Vanderbilt would be considered a great accomplishment for Kansas.
Turner Gill must be sitting there saying to himself, 'they fired me for... *him*'?
Lets be honest, Tuner Gill is half the coach Weis is, maybe less.
Watch charlie implode while blame everyone else if he fails.
If he couldn't win with 5 stars and ND's 9ish gimme's a year how the hell do they expect him to win at KU.
The new AD should be fired immediately.
Kansas is really looking forward to having a decisive tactical advantage.
may have been better off taking a coaching job at a Bolivian University.
I'm going to be contrarian. Dude has Rings and NFL contacts. He'll be able to recruit because he can legitamely tell kids "I know what it takes you get you to the next level and I can help you get there."
I think he achieves middling success at KU. Yes he never beats the cream of the B12, but he'll do well enough, get them a decent bowl, and give them some alums in the NFL to brag out. Assuming the fans don't get greedy he'll bring them success.
Two things you're missing:
1. Weis had more talent at ND than any team he played outside of USC, and he turned in a number of lousy years despite it. Those people chose ND for ND, not Charlie Weis. His talent level will be far lower in Lawrence and his schedule will be comparable. I'd be surprised if he beats 7 wins more than once.
2. He, like Mangino, is a fat person. Very fat person. This is integral to the thread, yet you neglected to mention it.
To his credit, he did use cream in his response.
Reminding us that Charlie Weis drinks gallons of cream every day to work around the constraints of his lap band.
Weis and KU really deserve each other. KU got too big for their britches when they fired Mangino, and Weis is too big for almost any pair of britches in any department store.
How many college teams does Charlie have to drive into the ground before people stop hiring him?
the answer to your question is, apparently: "At least three".
I decided to peruse this thread to make a fat joke. All of you guys were on top of that, and more apparently. So I guess I'll just call him FatWeiss and leave it at that.
Kind of a slap in the face to Muschamp, "Thanks for the job, I'm out!"
Yeah, Muschamp might not be all that bummed though.
"Don't let the door hit you in the front butt on the way to KU"
Apparently, the KU AD thought the hire would "put Kansas Football on the map."
Well, it makes KU visible from space, but I don't think that's exactly what he was gunning for...
Laugh all you want, but this means more FL kids goin to Ohio. Muschamp is totally gonna bounce back to Texas once Mack Brown realizes he's not a good coach anymore. Muschamp is one of those great coordinator-bad head coach types, IMO.
hired him is that they stuill have some of Mangino's clothes left...
I was looking forward to seeing Charlie in the box during the Gator Bowl.
Without his decide schematic advantage to discuss, we'll only hear about the matchup of Urban Meyer's old team against his new team.
I hadnt heard any rumors about this. Maybe we should have checked barges on the Mississippi instead of FlightTracker
We should have been on the look out for his party barge in the Great Dune Sea on Tatooine
It must be the intoxicating aroma of bacon around Charlie Weis that causes people to keep hiring him.
Mmmmm, bacon. /Homer
Do we have any openings on our schedule in the next three years? I'd love to beat Weis again, plus wins against BCS programs always look nice, and we'll have to schedule them fast before Weis gets fired.
on those BIG 12 eateries...
Hahahaha, you know it's an epic thread when there are 64 comments and 13 of them are already +5'd!
is a match made in heaven. Mediocrity, meet your new master of ceremonies!
A scheme guy. You need to be a teacher in college...if you want to succeed that is.
Come on, we all know he will succeed because of his decided schematic advantage.
I guess if Weis doesn't work out*, they can always just hire Ralph Friedgen to replace him.
*I know, he clearly doesn't work out, but that's not what I meant
So they just needed another fat guy? There must be a restaurant chain that had a say in this.
Somewhere in the country there are a batch of relatively unknown young coordinators or coaches in non-BCS conferences currently waiting for their first chance at a BCS level program. These coaches will go on to fame and great success at whichever school is smart enough to hire them.
Kansas, it appears, is not one of those schools.
42 years ago, Michigan was.
...Hide the mascot.
The owner of the local McDonald's is weeping
I may get zapped again for this but more than a couple of you are sounding like Buckeye fans (talking of Hoke) with all the fat references. Let's be bigger than that......I mean more mature.
As a season ticket holder, I've just come to expect better from the Michigan fanbase!!!
Patriots, then on to ND, then OC at Florida, then OC at Kansas. Right?
Folliwing the pace of this spiral, he'll be running backs coach at Nevada/Reno in 2013.
Where he actually did a decent job -- although he left for Florida right before the playoffs.
The "schematic advantage" joke, like all good jokes, contains an insight -- Weis (like GERG) doesn't seem to be able to create the kind of adjustable schemes required on the 23-and-under level, where you will always have players at different stages of development together on the field. His schemes work in the NFL, but they don't have the kind of flexibility needed to mix an 18-year-old true-freshman corner with a 23-year-old fifth-year senior safety.
Llol. (literal lol). I haven't laughed that hard in a long time.
I HOPE YOUR ASSISTANTS TAKE JOBS COACHING WITH NICK SABAN JUST TO FEEL HUMAN AGAIN.
the fans were asking for a fat man...
Kansas is really limiting their recruiting with this one, schematic advantage aside.. charlie cant do in homes with recruits in apartments........... If they are not on the first floor. As a matter of a fact, that is one of the first 3 questions asked in the initial phone conversation..
Weiss ... Hey how you doing_________?
__________- oh good,how bout you coachm
Weiss...... Just fine. So it looks like you live in an apartment.. I need to know if it is first floor and wheelchair accessable (no offense intended to anyone)..
__________- well, no sir I live on the third floor.
Weiss... Shit! Ok hold on (covers phone) .......CLAUSSEN... GET IN HERE.
Claussen... Uhh yes uncle charlie?
Weiss.. Hey boy, I need you to go to _________'s house for an in home....... And bring me back some damn chicken wangs too
6 separate instances of the phrase "decided schematic advantage" have been used.
I love this blog.
I kind of feel bad for Charlie Weis. Not because he's fat, but because he has a daughter who is handicapped. His obesity and unlikeable persona aside, it's hard to hate a guy who has a handicapped kid.
Didnt know that.... Now I feel like a jackass
I heard Weis was chomping at the bit to be a head coach again
The schematic advantage that Weis will have at Kansas is being seated close to the buffet table.
"Sources: Dayne Crist will visit Kansas for a potential transfer and reunion with Charlie Weis. He leaves tomorrow morning."
I'm glad to see the big man is a head coach again
It keeps my avatar relevant