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Charlie Weis To Join Kansas City Coaching Staff

Zack NallyCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2010

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis walks off the field after warmups for their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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According to team and league sources, Charlie Weiss has been named the new offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs. Weis is coming off a less-than-spectacular career as the Notre Dame head coach. During his five years there, he amassed a 35-27 record.

Weiss is reunited with former friend and colleague, Todd Haley, who worked with Weis on the coaching staff of the New York Jets. At the time, Weis served as the receivers coach and Haley as his assistant and later, Weiss as the offensive coordinator and Haley as the receivers coach.

Since, Weis served a stint as the offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots, a job that saw four Super Bowls and three rings.

Haley served as the wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys before reaching his own Super Bowl berth as the offensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals.

Now, Haley is the boss and it was unclear whether or not the relationship between the two would gel properly.

Weis was recorded saying, "At this situation right now, it's Todd's ship and I just want to be there to help him guide it.”

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Weis is also being reunited with General Manager Scott Pioli, a former front office executive for the New England Patriots. Weis was more than happy to join forces with his former comrades and the Chiefs are looking better than ever.

Haley is more than happy to give up his position as offensive coordinator; his attention can then be turned completely to the duties of a head coach.

There have also been talks that Romeo Crennel, who also has connections with Weiss and Pioli, will replace Clancy Pendergast as the defensive coordinator for the Chiefs. If this were to take place, Kansas City will have one of the league’s premier coaching staffs.

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