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Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

Posted on: December 31, 2010 4:27 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Earlier, we mentioned that there were rumors floating that the Florida Gators would be interested in Kansas City offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.

This speculation stemmed from the fact that Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun mentioned the rumor on his radio show, and Chris Mortensen of ESPN reported the possibility on Sunday.

Now Mort's reporting the possibility of Weis heading to Gainesville to join Will Muschamp's coaching staff is "likely" and that Muschamp, who wants a pro-style offensive coordinator for his system, contacted the Chiefs for permission to speak with Weis.

Todd Haley was asked about the rumors at his press conference on Friday.

"It would be news to me," Haley said.

But, as Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star points out, Haley certainly didn't deny any of the rumors either.

It seems, then, fairly likely that this is a move that will happen (or at least come close to happening), although Weis isn't expected to bounce from KC until after the Chiefs are done in the playoffs.

For those wondering why Weis would make such a move -- common sense dictates that moving as an OC in the NFL to an OC in college isn't even a lateral jump -- well, it would seem that perhaps Weis and Haley weren't working together perfectly and perhaps Weis sensed that the organization was taking a strong look at Josh McDaniels to replace him. McDaniels, after all, got the most out of Cassel when he ran the Patriots offense in 2008.

But then folks will also remember that McDaniels and Haley had a handshake incident this year, so perhaps that's not the greatest marriage either. Not to mention with the Chiefs coming off an AFC West championship, they'd be "messing with happy," and that's almost never smart.

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Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 9:22 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

I dont care who KC has played when you could end up 11-5, #1 in the NFL in Rushing, have  the 4th rated QB in the NFL, 2nd in the NFL in sacks allowed, #1 in not turning the ball over,  and undefeated at home holding the opponeets to a NFL low 12 points( next closeest is 19 points) ... they have turned it around.  They really should have 13 wins this year, a bogus call in Housotn and a dropped pass to end the game in Oakland cost them 2 games...  People talk about the how great the jets are and they ahve only beaten 2 teams with a winning record....

Guess we'll see how well that works out for you in the playoffs when you actually play a team with a winning records.

I'll be rooting for Indy to win and KC to lose so the Ravens can play yall in the first round. 

Since: Aug 18, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:28 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

Is not enough!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 4:33 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

You have a loyal sports town that deserves a Championship.

They have one.  They won Super Bowl 4.  That's enough championships for them.

Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2011 4:01 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

I really don't understand what would be benifitted here, from the K.C. side, or the Gator side. I think Weiss would be better off staying in K.C. I also think Florida would be better off with someone who isn't "tainted" with the kind of background (Notre Dame) as Weiss. Let's get back to focusing on what's best in the interest of the athletes, and not on hurrying back to National Championships.

Although, he would enjoy the buffets in Florida, lot's of earlybird specials!

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2011 3:23 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

Chief's offense hasn't looked or had this much promise in years. Can't believe it would be the team's doing to get rid of Weis after a season like this and the players to continue next year. Agree the chemistry is good, especially when you have a star like Charles that doesn't complain about playing time and carries and says he is only concerned with winning.That is the attitude required for winning. Wies must have something to do with this.

Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:42 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

Great reply owlstj, one I definitely respect!  My best buddy is a Chiefs fan, kind of odd with me being a Broncos fan, and I truly feel for you guys.  You have a loyal sports town that deserves a Championship.  Although it's hard to pull for division rivals regardless of the circumstance I will do my best to pull for KC in the playoffs.  The only other team I care to see to well is New have to respect the consistancy with them. 

As for Josh McDaniels, I think he needs to be an assistant for another 10 years before being given another head coaching opportunity. Maturity is his downside!  If you don't have the respect of your players you will NEVER succeed...NEVER! 

All the best in the playoffs.

As Always...Go Broncos! 

Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 1:23 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

Spookyguy, I know that people like to say "have some class" whenever we post on these boards, but sometimes I just feel the need to get down and dirty with fools like tres. Haters like tres can step off and go sulk like good little Charger fans do about this time of year. Tres comes on here asking to get insulted, so, I give him what he's asking for. That's all.

About the playoffs, I hope we get the Jets first round. I think we have a very good chance at beating them. The second round versus the Steelers or Pats may be a different story. The second round will be MUCH tougher. If we win one playoff game this year it'll mean that this team has done more than I dreamed of them doing at the start of the season. So, it seems to me the Chiefs are in a winning situation already and were just in bonus time.

Since this thread is about Weis, I should opine on him also. I, personally, have to hope that he stays. You can't argue with the chemistry these guys have when they're winning like crazy. Some folks will try to run the Chiefs down by saying they've had a cupcake schedule this season, which they have, but a win is a win. And we've got ten of them which puts us in the playoffs. I think Weis is probably a big reason we have those ten wins. I don't really understand why he would want to go back to the college world, but If he does then I wish him well and hopefully some of his wisdom that earned us 10+ wins this season rubbed off on those around him.

Josh McDaniels can go on somewhere else for all I care. The Chiefs would do well to avoid his "services". It's kinda like when Herm came to KC. I asked "Why would we want him since he just got through running the Jets into the ground?" but he came on as head coach anyway and did the same to the Chiefs.

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 1:08 pm

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

crushage did you watch the same game I did???  The offense didn't even show up until the end of the third quarter.  They were never in that game!!  They barely made it to the playoffs by a lucky 49er kick that beat Denver in the final minutes of the game or they would have finished the season watching the playoffs.  Herm Edwards did his best to completely dismantle one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL.  KC never recovered under his "expert" guidance, he is the worst coach we ever had!!

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