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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/ 3/2011

Charlie Weis makes jump from Chiefs to Florida

By Cindy Boren

Charlie Weis is taking his offensive coordinator skills to the University of Florida.

Weis, the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator and former head coach at Notre Dame, will become the University of Florida offensive coordinator, the school announced.

"Charlie was a perfect fit for what I was looking for in an offensive coordinator," Florida coach Will Muschamp said. "He has both college and pro experience and has been a play caller in the NFL. He has four Super Bowl rings [New York Giants, New England Patriots] and his accomplishments and his ability to develop quarterbacks speak for themselves.

"Charlie will remain with the Kansas City Chiefs through the playoffs. We hope the Chiefs make a run to the Super Bowl - it would be great for the Chiefs and great for the Gators. Everyone involved with the Kansas City organization has been first class about the transition."

Weis, guru to the Patriots' Tom Brady, also will be Florida's quarterbacks coach. A primary reason, he says, is the decision to work with his son, who will attend Florida, in the football program.

Although Weis will not leave until the Chiefs' season ends, is a distraction as they prepare for a playoff game and may be indicative of a larger problem. "Today," Sam Mellinger writes, "even as he's a legitimate candidate for NFL coach of the year, Todd Haley looks like an impossible man to work for, ego and insecurity driving two veteran offensive coordinators away in a 16-month span."

By Cindy Boren  | January 3, 2011; 10:57 AM ET
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If indeed Todd Haley's ego and insecurity issues are the culprit behind driving away two veteran offensive coordinators in the past 16 months, it then seems that someone within the Kansas City organization needs to have a "sit down" meeting with HC Todd Haley and remind him that good, veteran OC's don't grow on trees. He may in fact be the "buck stops here guy" in KC however, somebody writes the check he (Coach Haley) receives on the first and fifteenth of each month. That guy needs, in my opinion, to pull him in just a bit and take Coach Haley down a peg or two.

Bob Schnebly


Posted by: StarLyrara | January 4, 2011 7:56 AM | Report abuse

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