Gator Bound: Is Charlie Weis Set To Be Florida's New Offensive Coordinator?

Kris HughesCorrespondent IDecember 31, 2010

Would Charlie Weis Make a Good Fit For Florida at OC?
Would Charlie Weis Make a Good Fit For Florida at OC?Jamie Squire/Getty Images

According to several reports surfacing this afternoon, current Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator and former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, may be on his way to joining Will Muschamp's staff as the Florida Gators' new offensive coordinator.

Will Muschamp and Florida contacted the Chiefs earlier in the week for permission to speak with Weis regarding the job, but no confirmation has been given to this point that Weis has been formally interviewed or offered the position.

The Chiefs are currently claiming ignorance as both the front office staff, including head coach Todd Haley, have stated that they do not have any knowledge of Weis' talks with Florida.

If Florida was to complete the Weis hire it would be an intriguing development for the program. Weis, along with Bill Belichick, helped to develop some of the most potent offensive schemes in recent pro football history with the New England Patriots.

While Weis did not enjoy a great deal of success at Notre Dame as a head coach, there is nothing to suggest that he would not be successful as a coordinator of a major program. Weis does his best work in the shadows, away from the limelight.

There is no doubt that Will Muschamp will be the face and voice of the Florida program. This being the case, Weis will be able to do what he does best, call plays and design offensive schemes which attack the weaknesses of opponents, all from the booth and out of sight.

If Florida does bring on Charlie Weis as their offensive coordinator, it will show that they mean business and are serious about regaining their place as one of the SEC powers and top national programs.