Kansas fires Charlie Weis and he gets a Fortune to go with it!

NCAA Football: Texas Christian at Kansas

Kansas’ Charlie Weis is out at Kansas, the university announced Sunday morning.

“I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program,” athletics director Sheahon Zenger said. “But we have not made the on-the-field progress we believe we should. I believe new leadership gives our coaches and players the best chance to make a fresh start.”

Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will take over for Weis, who was 6-22 during his tenure at Kansas and 2-2 on the season.

Weis came to Kansas after spending four seasons at Notre Dame. While head coach of the Fighting Irish, Weis went to three bowl games. He also was an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the New England Patriots, where he won three Super Bowls.

Under the terms of his contract, Kansas will owe Weis about $5.625 million, to be paid monthly thru Dec. 31, 2016.

According the Notre Dame’s most recent tax return, Weis will be receiving payments from that school through December 2015.

He was paid nearly $2.1 million by Notre Dame during the 2012 calendar year, the most recent year for which figures are available.

Weis was fired by Notre Dame in 2009. He also was paid the nearly $2.1 million by Notre Dame in 2010 and 2011. He received more than $6.6 million in pay and severance from the school in 2009.

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