Posted by Tom Fornelli
We have our early leader for most surprising choice of the 2011 Coaching Carousel.
Kansas announced via its Twitter account on Thursday night that the school has hired current Florida offensive coordinator, and former head coach at Notre Dame, Charlie Weis to be its new head coach.
Weis hasn't been a head coach since 2009, after spending five seasons with Notre Dame, going 35-27 and three bowl games. Unfortunately for Weis, most of those wins came during his first two seasons.
He spent this season as Florida's offensive coordinator, and Florida's offense wasn't exactly a juggernaut this season, finishing in the bottom half of the FBS in yards and scoring.
Weis will be announced at a press conference on Friday.
And as surprising as this move by Kansas is, none of us are more surprised than Will Muschamp.
According to CBSSports' Brett McMurphy, Muschamp had no idea his offensive coordinatorwas even interviewing for a job with Kansas, so he learned at the same time everybody else did. Muschamp was on his way to a press conference for the Gator Bowl when the news broke.