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Gators Offensive Coordinator Search: Mike Shula Being Targeted To Replace Charlie Weis

Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp may have been caught unawares that his offensive coordinator was interviewing for another job, but he's not wasting time in putting his sights on a potential replacement. Following the news that Charlie Weis will be introduced as the new Kansas Jayhawks head coach on Friday, wheels are already in motion for selecting a new offensive coordinator for the 2012 college football season.

One name is already on Muschamp's list, according to Robbie Andreu of the Gainesville Sun.

Hearing from a very well-connected source that Will Muschamp is targeting Mike Shula as a possible replacement for Charlie Weis.

Shula is currently in his first season as the quarterback coach for the Carolina Panthers. Prior to that, he served as QB coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2007-2010, joining that team following four years spent as head coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Shula has extensive Florida ties, playing on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before signing on with the Bucs as an offensive assistant. Following that stint, he moved on to the Miami Dolphins, where he served as a coaches' assistant from 1991-1992. He returned to the Buccaneers to serve as offensive coordinator from 1996-1999 before becoming the QB coach for the Dolphins from 2000-2002.

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