I just came across this site, but it is amazingly in depth. Do they know what they're talking about? Not sure. They have at least done a ton of legwork.
From 2001-Present, the Kansas Jayhawks have played an average strength of schedule of 29.25 (1 being the hardest and 120 being the easiest). From 2005-2009 during Weis tenure, Notre Dame played an average strength of schedule of 28.60. From 2005-2009, Charlie Weis had an averaged recruiting class of 13.60 and won 56.45% of his overall games. Over the last decade, Kansas has had an average recruiting ranking of 59.00.
If you haven’t connected the dots yet, we are trying to point out that with a whole lot better talent and a very comparable schedule, Charlie Weis was barely winning more games than he was losing at Notre Dame, a school with virtually every resource you need to be successful. In fact, Weis only coached seven games (11.29% of his total games) at Notre Dame with inferior talent. Since 2004, Kansas coaches have coached 56.67% of their games with inferior talent.
The past doesn’t predict the future, and we can hope along with the Jayhawk nation that Coach Weis has learned what he needed to learn at Notre Dame to be a more successful head coach the second time around. However, the past does help us plan for the future, and By The Numbers, we are having a hard time planning for success with this hire.