Kansas hires Dave Campo as defensive coordinator

After 23 seasons in the NFL, Dave Campo is returning to the college ranks.

Kansas announced Friday that Campo had been hired as the defensive coordinator of Charlie Weis' staff. Campo was available after the Cowboys opted not to bring him back as secondary coach.

Campo spent the first 18 seasons of his coaching career as a college assistant before following Jimmy Johnson from Miami to Valley Ranch. Campo worked for the Cowboys for 18 of his 23 seasons in the NFL, earning three Super Bowl rings as an assistant and serving as the head coach for three 5-11 seasons from 2000-02.

The Cowboys hired Jerome Henderson this week to replace Campo.