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Question of the Day
Powlus understands that it won’t be easy to win at Kansas.
He knew hardly anything about the program until the opportunity arose to join it, having grown up in Pennsylvania and played for the Fighting Irish. But like most of Weis‘ staff, once he arrived on campus, he was sold immediately on the friendly atmosphere and picturesque campus.
The chance to create something from thin air, too.
“It was a chance to go someplace where there’s great support,” he said. “Our goal isn’t to go out and win a couple games and see what we can do. We want to win a bunch of games.”
Campo didn’t sign up to be part of a losing program, either.
“The first thing that entered my mind was, this is kind of interesting,” he said. “I’ve always liked Charlie, always had a lot of respect for him. It came as a bit of surprise.”
Campo was part of the staff that was fired in Dallas, and even though he was offered a chance to stay within the organization, he still wanted to be coach. That’s what made the phone call from Weis so intriguing, even if he wasn’t expecting it.
“He went back and talked to his wife and I called him up and said, `Well, what do you think?’ And he hemmed and hawed and I said, `Ok, What you do think?’” Weis recalled. “And he said `OK, I’m coming, I’m coming.’ So that turned out really well for us.”
Weis said the biggest mistake he made during his failed tenure at Notre Dame was putting together a staff that didn’t quite fit. He had trouble delegating, some coaches failed to work well together, and the result was a disjointed feeling that translated to the field.
That’s why he spent a little extra time hiring his staff at Kansas, and he’s confident that the crew he brought together will be successful.
“I could give you a conga line of some of the top coaches that want in here,” he said, “but the question is are they going to fit? Are they going to work together? Can they work with me?
“I think that’s the thing I probably learned the most,” Weis said. “Chemistry in a coaching staff is a critical factor.”
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