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Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Posted on: January 1, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: January 2, 2011 12:01 am
 
TAMPA, FL. -- Current Kansas City Chiefs assistant Charlie Weis will likely be announced as the new offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators as early as Monday, an NFL source confirmed to CBSSports.com.

The hiring of Weis is a major coup for the Gators who just beat Penn State here in the Outback Bowl. While Weis was a failure as a head coach at Notre Dame he still remains one of the better tactical minds in college football. For a variety of reasons, his smarts never translated when he coached the Irish.

They have at Kansas City. One of the main reasons for the Chiefs' turnaround is because of the work Weis has done with quarterback Matt Cassel and that offense. Cassel has thrown 27 touchdowns and only five interceptions this season.

Weis is now bringing those pro style manueverings to Florida. Weis, in many ways, is a better offensive coach than Urban Meyer. (Yes, you read that correctly. Count the Super Bowl rings.)

But why is Weis making this move?

I'm told Weis truly enjoyed coaching on the college level and wants another shot at a college head coaching job. He views this move -- should it happen -- as the best way to achieve that goal.

Florida now has one of the best assistant coaching staffs in all of college football. The addition of Weis could be a recruiting nightmare for other programs in the state.


Category: NCAAF
Tags: Gators
 
Comments

Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Seriously???  The first comment is completely shallow, narrow minded, and ignorant.  You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but in terms of fascination , NCAA Football outdraws the NFL by more than double in attendance,  so some folks actually like to watch collegiate football. Wink



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Freeman is an idiot! He begins by questioning why Weis would take a job with Florida, but ends his article by saying that by taking the Florida job that Weis will get a chance to become a head coach in college football again. I'm looking forward to cbs firing their writers at the end of January 2011. If you ask me...it's long overdue!



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:48 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Love it!!



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:40 pm
 

Dummy

Why waste time with dumb kids 95% of who will never take an NFL snap? Gawd, I just don't get the fascination with college football.



Since: Mar 21, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Like most coaches he is a failure... moving around makes it harder to prove failure....



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Weis' son would potentially be a student assistant



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Found this elsewhere...

"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. Weis Sr. helped to catapult the Chiefs to ninth in total offense after the team ranked 25th in 2009. While Weis' successor in Kansas City has yet to be determined, a potential suitor whose name has surfaced is former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels, who has ties to GM Scott Pioli from their days together in New England."



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

1) Pre-paid meals at any All-You-Can -Eat buffet in Gainsville.

2) Free liposuction

3) $100,000 gift certificate to Big and Tall Man's shops in Florida.

4) A free Blue and Orange Hummer

5) An xxxxxxxxxxxx large Orlando Magic jersey

Haha



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:46 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Weis had some perks added to the Florida OC job which Freeman couldn't uncover because he's incompetent(and racist). Here they are...

1) Pre-paid meals at any All-You-Can -Eat buffet in Gainsville.

2) Free liposuction

3) $100,000 gift certificate to Big and Tall Man's shops in Florida.

4) A free Blue and Orange Hummer

5) An xxxxxxxxxxxx large Orlando Magic jersey



Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2011 5:09 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

This will shock a few people, but Weiss will get a lot more exposure at UF.  He will be the offense and will be front and center along side Muschamp.  (not making fun of his weight).
A lot more people know Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer than they know who the head coach of KC is, much less the OC.  Florida can match the money.  If he wants to be a head coach in college, he is making the right move.  


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