Gainesville, Fla. Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is leaving the NFL to become Florida’s offensive coordinator.
According to a person familiar with the decision, a formal announcement will come Monday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the decision had not been made public.
The Sporting News first reported Weis accepted the job Saturday.
Weis, hired at Notre Dame five years ago when Urban Meyer turned the Irish down to come to Gainesville, is currently the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City leads the NFL in rushing and ranks ninth in total offense.
The Chiefs are headed to the playoffs, and Weis will remain with them throughout the postseason. Weis won’t go on the road recruiting at least for a week, but he will be able to call recruits.
Weis won three Super Bowl rings in New England and then spent five years at Notre Dame. He started fast with the Irish, winning 19 games in his first two seasons, but he was fired after the 2009 season with a a 35-27 record in South Bend, Ind.
His strengths have been calling plays and recruiting, two things he’ll be asked to do with the Gators.
He replaces Steve Addazio, who was under fire most of this season.