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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: Jul 2, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 12:38 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

why must you all complain? He's doing his job..shutup.



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Or maybe it's a move towards job security and retirement



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

I asked the same question when I saw the news last night and I only came up with one answer--it's easier to be a genius in the college game at a major school than it is to be one in the pros. Maybe this is a vanity move for Weis--he knows he'll get way more press at a place like Florida (where he could easily outshine the new head coach) than he probably will as an OC at Kansas City, unless they surprise everyone and win the Superbowl this year. And almost no one expects them to do that. So he's restored his rep somewhat with his KC gig, and now he can go back to being offensive super-genius at Florida, which shouldn't be too difficult given their abilities to recruit top talent year in and year out.



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 11:53 am
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

since when is Urban Meyer an offensive coordinator?  he has never even been an offeisive coordinator in college (Urban).
Freeman should do his homework



Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 11:36 am
 

Charlie Weis and the Florida Gators

Why must Freeman always try to be controversial..."Weis is a better offensive coach than Meyer." I tend to agree but it is comparing two very different systems and coaching backgrounds. What does this matter anyways?

That said, Weis would be a great hire for Florida. Hope it happens.


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