Saturday, January 1, 2011
Report: Weis to join Florida on Monday
By Bill Williamson
KANSAS CITY -- It is being reported Saturday that Charlie Weis will leave Kansas City as offensive coordinator after one season for the same position at the University of Florida. He will formally accept the job Monday, a day after the Chiefs’ finish the regular season against Oakland. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Friday that Weis was expected to take the job.
Weis is expected to stay with Kansas City through the playoffs. Kansas City hosts a wild card game next Saturday or Sunday. Friday, I posted some thoughts on Weis’ short, but effective stay in Kansas City.
Last week, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said former Denver coach Josh McDaniels could be a logical candidate to replace Weis and Friday we discussed the reasons why. Saturday, Schefter indicated that he thinks McDaniels of actually getting the job are low.
It will be interesting to see who Kansas City coach Todd Haley chooses to replace Weis. Kansas City will have its fourth offensive coordinator of the Haley era, which started in 2009. Chan Gailey was fired in the preseason in 2009 and Haley acted as his own offensive coordinator in his first season.
In the meantime, the Chiefs can’t let Weis’ pending departure distract the team in the playoffs. Weis is a professional and I’m sure he’ll give Kansas City his all during the playoff run.