Charlie Weis may be on the move
The latest may take him to Gainesville, Fla.
Urban Meyer Era.
"It would be news to me," Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley told the Associated Press.
Haley is currently Weis' boss. The former Irish coach, who has spent most of his career in the NFL, is in his first year as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator and was a key contributor to Kansas City clinching the AFC West title.
The Chiefs (10-5) hadn't made the playoff pool since 2006 and were a combined 10-38 in their three-year absence from postseason play.
A source close to Weis on Friday said he wouldn't be shocked if Weis ended up either at Florida or another school or NFL team. Weis could not be immediately reached for comment.
Weis was fired by Notre Dame in November of 2009 after compiling a 35-27 record in five years. He was eventually replaced by Brian Kelly.
Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley was the first to report the possible union between Weis and Muschamp.
"My first reaction was, ‘Are you kidding me?' " Dooley said on his weekday radio show on WYBC-FM. "Why would Charlie Weis leave Kansas City to go to Florida in the same job? … Wouldn't make a whole lot of sense."
The sense comes from the fact Weis is driven by family and not money or prestige. Weis' son, Charlie Jr., will be starting college in the fall and aspires to get into the coaching field.
The thought of getting a chance to coach with his son might be too much for the elder Weis too pass up. The younger Weis, a former student at South Bend St. Joseph's High, could end up serving as a student assistant coach.
Weis and Muschamp got to know each other through Weis' friend, Texas Tech head coach Tommy Tuberville. Muschamp was Tuberville's defensive coordinator when the two were at Auburn.
Weis helped the Chiefs to an 11th-place standing in total offense in the NFL this season, but first in rushing offense — the precise area he labored at on offense as a college head coach.
If Weis does parachute back into the college ranks, recently purged Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels would be a leading candidate to replace him at Kansas City.
Staff writer Eric Hansen: firstname.lastname@example.org 574-235-6470