Weis is fired mid-season after compiling a record of 6-22 during his tenure. Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will assume head coaching duties. Athletics director Sheahon Zenger:
I appreciate what Coach Weis did with several facets of our football program. But we have not made the on-the-field progress we believe we should. I believe new leadership gives our coaches and players the best chance to make a fresh start.