17. Charlie Weis – Kansas
When Charlie Weis was hired as the head coach at Notre Dame prior to the 2005 season he was seen as a football savant orchestrating the offense of a budding NFL dynasty in New England. While that didn’t end up working out, at least the decision was understandable.
When he was hired to the same position at Kansas seven years later he was a twice-failed college coach in poor health, tired and apathetic. He said as much stating he would not coach past the five year term of his contract.
He would only last three before being shown the door. Weis lacked the drive to engineer the Herculean task of resurrecting Jayhawk football and his initial strategy to rely on an influx of junior college talent to give the program a shot in the arm blew up in his face.
Kansas administrators should have been able to figure this out when interviewing him.