January 3rd, 2011 12:25 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida
Tags: Brady Quinn, Drew Bledsoe, Kansas City, Todd Haley
Despite reports from across the NFL saying that he and head coach Todd Haley weren’t the best of buds, Kansas City offensive coordinator Charlie Weis says that’s not the case.
“I almost get offended when people say that. People always want to look for a different angle for why you’re doing this (meaning: going to Florida). … But this decision had absolutely zero to do with relationships in Kansas City.”
Instead, Weis told The Kansas City Star that he has become friends with new Gators’ coach Will Muschamp. His son will also begin attending Florida next year and will serve as some type of assistant on the Gators’ staff while he’s in school.
“He wants to coach. It took us very long to try to find a place where he could be involved with the football program in a student-assistant capacity. When I finally did talk to Will, we chatted about that and then we talked about me. I had to really reflect on that, spend time with my wife and Charlie (his son). We talked about a whole bunch of thigns and at the end of the day, I don’t think anybody could understand how wonderful an opportunity it would be to be able to work at a place and see your kid on a daily basis.”
“It’s a tough business,” Weis said. “To go to a program like Florida and be able to be around my kid at the same time… is almost a dream.”
Regardless of how or why Weis is moving to Gainesville, the Gators have landed a coordinator who has worked with Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen and Matt Cassel.
That history alone should put a smile on the faces of Gator fans and quarterback recruits.
Also, Muschamp and Weis have brought in former Notre Dame offensive line coach Frank Verducci. Verducci will serve in the same capacity in Gainesville though he will also have the title of “run game coordinator.”
Muschamp has grabbed George Wynn from Texas as his director of football operations.
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