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Big 12 football: One-win season has clock ticking on Kansas' Charlie Weis

by Berry Tramel Published: November 30, 2012

No one expected miracles from Charlie Weis in his first season at Kansas. But more than one victory would have been nice.

Turner Gill was fired after going 5-19 over two years, including a 2-10 season in 2011.

But Gill at least beat Northern Illinois; Weis did not, which is why the Jayhawks are 1-10 going into their Saturday finale at West Virginia.

Weis made playing competitively a priority. And his Jayhawks have hung tough with OSU (20-14), Texas (21-17) and Texas Tech (overtime).

But Gill had his close calls, too. The 2011 Jayhawks lost in overtime to Baylor, 13-10 at Iowa State and 24-10 to Missouri after leading 10-3 in the third quarter.

Weis won't get the boot after one season. But not so much has changed in Lawrence. The clock is ticking.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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