Charlie Weis Leaving Chiefs to Become Florida's Offensive Coordinator
Words of Weis' pending departure came as the Chiefs, heading to the playoffs as the winner of the AFC West division, prepared for their regular-season finale at New Arrowhead on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Perhaps distracted by rumors of Weis' move, the Chiefs turned in one of their worst performances of the season, falling 31-10. The loss put Kansas City in position to fall from the AFC's No. 3 playoff seed to No. 4, if the Colts beat Tennessee Sunday.
Weis, formerly Notre Dame's head coach, joined Kansas City before this season and has helped turn the Chiefs offense into the one of the most productive in the league. Matt Cassel has thrived at quarterback under Weis' coaching, and running backs Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles have been at the forefront of the NFL's No. 1 rushing attack.
Weis coached Note Dame for five years before being fired. Before that, he won three Super Bowl rings as New England's offensive coordinator under Bill Belicheck.
Weis will join new new Gators' head coach Will Muschamp at Florida. Muschamp, a defensive specialist and coordinator at Texas, succeeded Urban Meyer.
Muschamp had said he wanted an offensive coordinator with major college and NFL experience to help him install a pro-style offense in place of the spread offense that had been favored by Meyer.