In his intense opening press conference, Will Muschamp told reporters that he would bring a pro-style offense to Florida as the Gators' next head coach. A report today says that the pro style may come from one of the NFL's most successful offensive coordinators of the past decade.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen tweets that, as Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley suggested on his radio show yesterday, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis may become the next offensive coordinator at Florida, and is at the least a prime target for Muschamp.
For Florida fans, Weis being hired — which, we should note, is not official, and will likely not be announced before Monday at the earliest, after the Gators play in the Outback Bowl and the Chiefs finish their regular season — could be seen as either a coup or a massive dice-roll. Weis is regarded as a fine play-caller, but he got diminishing returns at Notre Dame, despite having Brady Quinn and Jimmy Clausen helming talented offenses.
Then again, Weis' Irish squads were often undone by an indifference to defense. With Muschamp commanding that side of the ball, Weis' greatest weakness might not be a weakness at all.
And, buried somewhere in there: how much does this hurt the Chiefs? Potentially losing an offensive coordinator a week before the team's first playoff berth in seven years isn't a good thing, much less one as esteemed as Weis. And though the ESPN report says Weis will stay with the team through its playoff run, having a coordinator with one eye on other things will certainly induce some anxiety.
Gators fans have taken to calling the excitable Muschamp "Coach Boom." If this move actually happens, it's definitely a boom heard around the SEC.