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Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Posted on: January 13, 2012 1:45 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Charlie Weis has found his defensive coordinator.

Kansas announced in a press release on Friday that Dave Campo has been brought on to run the defense in Lawrence. The 64-year old Campo has plenty of coaching experience on both the collegiate and professional levels. He began his coaching career at Central Connecticut State in 1971 and made stops at schools like Pitt, Washington State, Boise State, Oregon State, Iowa State and Syracuse.

Campo was a secondary coach under Jimmy Johnson at Miami from 1987 to 1988 before moving on to the NFL with Johnson to the Dallas Cowboys.

He's been in the NFL ever since, and was even the head coach of the Cowboys for three years from 2000 to 2002. After losing his job there he moved on to the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars before returning to Dallas to coach the secondary the last four years.

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Comments

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 4:40 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

None of this matters anyway, Campo may do alright, but Charlie Weis has been pure poison everywhere he goes.  He's been riding that OC gig he had with the Pats for years now.  Heck anyone could have won with that offense, especially with Brady being in his prime.  Sorry Jayhawks fans, although I don't wish it on you, I'm guessing you are in for a few years of misery and loathing under fat Charlie.

What are you talking about? Weis had ONE bad year at Notre Dame.

'05- 9-3, went to the Fiesta Bowl
'06 - 10-3, went to the Sugar Bowl
'07 - 3-9 BAD
'08 - 7-6
'09 - 6-6

I hate to remind you, but Kansas football would be THRILLED with 6, 7, 9 and 10 wins in a five year period. Everyone thinks he sucked at Notre Dame only becasue Notre Dame is always THE most overranked, overhyped team on the planet. Compared to the ridiculous expectations at that school, any coach that doesn't win the national title there is "bad".

If Weis goes 35-27 in his five years at Kansas, they might name the stadium after him.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 4:24 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Won't be too hard to improve Kansas' defense, since they were #120 out of 120 teams.  There is only one direction they can go.  Campo is a nice guy, not a great coach, and (unfortunately for Kansas) Charlie Weiss' record speaks for itself.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:59 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

wow ku is hiring a name i have heard before. you an get all the old guys with reps and the coach from miege. they porobaly all will be good coaches. what is need now is at least one good recruiter.  with texas a & m, and that traitor mizzou (not that anybody will miss them).   ku nees a good recruiter from texas. a good selling point, why go the sec and lose and get beat black and blue. come play for a charlie weis offense and have fun. weis needs to realize he is not in new england and tom brady is not his quarterback. right now there is no pressure on weis. the more i think about it, this is a good career move for weis.



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Wow, NotAFWGiantsFan are you a little bitter?  Look at what Weis did for the Chiefs, Giants, and Jets.  We will have to wait and see what happens in Lawrence.  I can tell you this, so far he is bringing in some good recruits on both sides of the ball.



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Wow, I did not see this coming.  Racking up thr NFL connections in Lawrence!



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

i hope Weis and QB Dayne Crist do really well!



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:59 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Charlie should hire a Vice Coach, cause by the looks of him, he won't be surviving his Term.



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:41 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Lol...I thought that, too.  Happens all the time on this site.

None of this matters anyway, Campo may do alright, but Charlie Weis has been pure poison everywhere he goes.  He's been riding that OC gig he had with the Pats for years now.  Heck anyone could have won with that offense, especially with Brady being in his prime.  Sorry Jayhawks fans, although I don't wish it on you, I'm guessing you are in for a few years of misery and loathing under fat Charlie.



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

Man, whomever is typing the "headline" catch on this site needs some help. Kansas Cats?!!!


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