Kansas coach Charlie Weis up for the challenge


It's not going to be easy for new Kansas coach Charlie Weis to recruit top talent, but he's taking an interesting approach by using a historic basketball program as a pitch.

"We want football games to have the same atmosphere as Allen Field House," Weis said at Big 12 Media Days.

Most recently, Weis served as the offensive coordinator at Florida, under former Texas DC Will Muschamp. He's taking over a Kansas team that finished 2-10 last season, but has been able to make a few big splashes by adding transfer Dayne Christ, who he recruited at Notre Dame, and former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo as defensive coordinator.

"Players have a lot of respect for [Campo], his attitude is infectious, energetic," Weis said.

Weis knows it won't be easy to turn around the worst program in the conference, but he's up for the challenge.

"I was offered other jobs for a lot more money, just so you know," he said. 

When a reporter asked him to specify, Weis declined, saying, "That's not important. What's important is why I chose this one."