If Charlie Weis came to Florida for family reasons, then he came to the right place because the Florida program prides itself on it’s family atmosphere. Hopefully a situation will work out where Weis’ special needs daughter Hannah will be able to stay in Gainesville so the whole family can be together.
In Will Muschamp’s view, a big part of a group of players “buying in” is credibility and Charlie Weis brings instant credibility. Muschamp likes Weis’ history of butting heads with head coaches. He says he didn’t want to hire a bunch of yes men.
Charlie said he knows when and how to disagree with a head coach. He sounds sincere when he says that Will is the boss and that he’s not here to take his job. I think he makes it clear though that the offense is in his full control. Weis’ philosophy in spring is to challenge the players to see what they can handle so you know what you’re dealing with later in summer and into the fall.
Will Muschamp will have a heavy hand in defense, special teams, and recruiting but make no mistake about who is charge of the O.
Charlie feels like he can give some guidance to the first time head coach. He says sometimes he looks back to a certain situation during his time at Notre Dame and thinks, “Why did I do that?”.
Weis is able to satisfy his wife (who is a horse person) by building a home in the fertile Equestrian grounds of Ocala, FL. His son will be going to school at UF also and is looking to be a student assistant coach. Weis says his son’s mentor is Bill Belichick and that the two talk more than Charlie and Bill do.