Lawrence, KS – Kansas will introduce Charlie Weis as its new head football coach during a press conference on Friday.
Weis takes over for Turner Gill, who was fired on November 27 after going 5-19 overall and 1-16 against the Big 12 in just two seasons with the school.
Gill signed a five-year, $10 million contract in December 2009.
Collegiately, the 55-year-old Weis is most notably known for spending five seasons as head coach at Notre Dame. With the Irish, Weis compiled a 35-27 mark, and led the school to BCS appearances in each of his first two seasons.
But the Irish went just 16-21 in Weis' last three years, and Notre Dame fired him after a 6-6 season in 2009.
Before becoming the head coach at Notre Dame, Weis spent two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the New York Jets from 1998-1999, and four years as the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots from 2000-2004 where he won three Super Bowl rings.
Weis will become the 37th head football coach in Kansas history.