The writing is most certainly on the wall in South Bend. Charlie Weis' head coaching experiment is all but over at the University of Notre Dame.
Weis has already acknowledged his inevitable departure by stating that his record isn't "good enough" at the moment to be the Notre Dame head football coach.
If you needed a more definitive reason why Weis won't be in Notre Dame next year, the school's Athletic Director will not allow him to go on his scheduled recruiting trip after Saturday's Stanford game. Instead Weis will fly back to Notre Dame to face the end of his run as their coach.
So what are the next steps for Weis? Rumors have been flying around the past few days regarding Weis in Kansas City. There just happens to be an opening for an offensive coordinator in KC, and with Weis' background, it would be no surprise to me to see him in KC in 2010.
It seems like a logical fit for Weis with the Chiefs, and here are a handful of reasons why.
1. GM Scott Pioli doesn't hide the fact that he wants to fill as many openings as possible in the Chiefs organization with ex-Patriots. Weis was the offensive coordinator in New England during the Pioli days.
2. Weis doesn't seem to have the natural leadership needed to be a head coach at the NFL or college level yet.
3. Weis and Todd Haley worked together on the Jets prior to Weis going to New England.
4. Weis could probably land another head coaching job at a much smaller school in the NCAA, but he might just want to return to what he is great at before he tarnishes his career any further.
5. His best chance to eventually become a head coach in the NFL would be to turn a struggling offense around over the course of a few years.
Personally, I would love to see Weis in KC next year. He has an amazing track record as an NFL offensive coordinator. Adding Weis would also give marquee offensive free agents more incentive to sign with the Chiefs.
Weis needs another chance, and the Chiefs need a talented offensive coordinator. The Chiefs could also use another personnel evaluator. So far, the Pioli/Haley-led 2009 Chiefs draft class isn't looking so hot. Another opinion on draft choices couldn't hurt.
After all, seeing Golden Tate in Chiefs red could be a very good thing in 2010!