Friday, December 31, 2010
Weis' time in K.C. has been short but sweet
By Bill Williamson
There had been rumors that Charlie Weis would be one-and-done as the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Friday, those rumors became more of a reality when ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Weis is expected to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Florida.
It would be a big blow for the Chiefs -- who are 10-5 and have won the AFC West division title -- to lose Weis. The Kansas City offense has flourished this season. Quarterback Matt Cassel has made strides, the offensive line has been terrific, running back Jamaal Charles is 56 yards off the NFL rushing yardage lead and receiver Dwayne Bowe made his first Pro Bowl.
Mortensen reported that if Weis does take the job, he is expected to coach the Chiefs through the playoffs.
The big question is, why would Weis leave?
Apparently he feels more comfortable in the college game. Weis left his job as the New England offensive coordinator to be the head coach of Notre Dame. He joined the Chiefs after being fired in South Bend. This will be a very interesting story to monitor. But it’s clear, Kansas City fans should enjoy Weis while they have him. It appears the short, effective ride is about to end.