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Source: K.C. losing Weis to Florida

January 2, 2011

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— 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.

Comments

Steve Jacob 4 years, 7 months ago

From rotoworld.... "Charlie Weis' decision to take a job with the Florida Gators is largely due to the fact that he wants to work with his son, who will matriculate to UF. Weis' son was set to work in the football office at the University of Texas under Will Muschamp, but when Muschamp recently took the Florida head coaching job, Charlie Jr. then followed him to Gainesville."

That was the only way this move made sense.

rtwngr 4 years, 7 months ago

Professionally, it is a lateral move at best. I can understand wanting to be around his son but sometimes having "Dad" around is not the best idea.

somebodynew 4 years, 7 months ago

Well, I have read another article that said there is an autistic child involved also, so that could be the overriding issue in trying to keep the family together. If so, hope for the best for Charlie and family. He has done a good job here and I wish him the best.

Also, I would not rule out the rumors that he and Haley aren't getting along. That could give an extra incentive to leave.

Steve Jacob 4 years, 7 months ago

Josh McDaniels is the obvious choice to take over, rumor wise.

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