Charlie Strong is less than halfway through his first season trying to re-establish Texas as a Big 12 power.

Strong got his first Big 12 victory Saturday with a 23-0 win at Kansas. The next day, the Jayhawks fired coach Charlie Weis only four games into his third season.

Bob Stoops, in his 16th season at Oklahoma, said Monday on the weekly Big 12 coaches teleconference that it's "really unfortunate that it's so soon."

Weis was 6-22 overall with the Jayhawks, who are 3-41 in conference games over the last six seasons.

Bill Snyder, the dean of the Big 12 coaches in his 23rd season at Kansas State, called the firing of Weis — or any coach — an unfortunate situation.