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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: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Report: Gators pursuing KC's Weis as OC

In my opinion, that would be a big step backward. You are in the NFL and just turned the Chiefs offense around. Why would you go back to the college game and ruin any momentum you have going in the NFL?


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