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Charlie Weis fired by Kansas after another one-sided loss; Clint Bowen becomes interim coach

  • Texas head coach Charlie Strong, front, and Kansas head coach Charlie Weis meet on the field after an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. Texas won 23-0. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Texas head coach Charlie Strong, front, and Kansas head coach Charlie Weis meet on the field after an NCAA football game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. Texas won 23-0. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas head coach Charlie Weis talks with referee Rick Loumiet after a penalty call in the first quarter during an NCAA football game against the Texas Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

    Kansas head coach Charlie Weis talks with referee Rick Loumiet after a penalty call in the first quarter during an NCAA football game against the Texas Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)  (The Associated Press)

Kansas coach Charlie Weis has been fired four games into his third season as coach, with the downtrodden program languishing again at the bottom of the Big 12.

Athletic director Sheahon Zenger met with Weis on Sunday, one day after a 23-0 loss to Texas on homecoming left Weis with a 6-22 record in his second head coaching stint.

Weis, who earned a reputation as an offensive mastermind with the New England Patriots, was fired by Notre Dame in 2009 after five seasons at his alma mater.

Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will serve as interim coach of the Jayhawks, who are 2-2 this season. They play at West Virginia on Saturday.