Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will join the Florida Gators staff in the same position after the Chiefs have been eliminated from the NFL playoffs, the school has confirmed. Weis’ son will attend classes at Florida and work as a Gators assistant coach. This arrangement was apparently a critical stipulation for Weis joining Will Muschamp’s staff.
Weis has proven himself as one of the NFL’s best offensive schemers, working with the New England Patriots offense that won the franchise’s first Super Bowl and turning the Chiefs offense from one of the league’s worst to one of its best. Though he has yet to find success as a college coach, his diminished recruiting role compared to the load he had to handle as Notre Dame’s head coach could free him up to do what he does best.
Muschamp gets to hire nine assistant coaches. He’d previously announced the retaining of current Florida coaches Stan Drayton (running backs), D.J. Durkin (linebackers/special teams), and Brian White (tight ends/recruiting), along with new receivers coach Aubrey Hill from Miami and defensive backs coach Travaris Robinson from Texas Tech.
Florida has three coaches left to hire, one of whom will need to be a new defensive coordinator.