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Charlie Weis To Become Kansas Football Coach, Leaves As Florida Offensive Coordinator

The Florida Gators will be seeking a new offensive coordinator for next season. The University of Kansas has named Charlie Weis as its new head coach for 2012.

The Florida Gators will be seeking out a new offensive coordinator for 2012. The University of Kansas has announced that Gators offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be introduced as the new Jayhawks head coach during a Friday afternoon press conference.

Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports reports that Gators head coach Will Muschamp was unaware Weis had interviewed at Kansas and was en route to a Gator Bowl press conference when news of the move broke on Thursday. Still, Muschamp had no disparaging words for Weis, according to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post. Muschamp had this to say:

"When you're a coordinator & you have an opportunity to be a head coach, I support you 100%. We will hire somebody very similar schematically."

Weis has only held one head coaching position prior to this announcement. He served as head coach for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish from 2005-2009 and holds an all-time record of 35-27 as coach. After leaving Notre Dame, Weis served as offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs for one season before coming to the Gators in 2010.

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