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Will Muschamp Didn't Know Charlie Weis Interviewed With Kansas, Per Report

The news that Florida Gators offensive coordinator Charlie Weis has been hired as the next head coach of Kansas Jayhawks football is a shock to a lot of people. Including Florida head coach Will Muschamp, apparently.

CBSSports.com's Brett McMurphy reports that Muschamp had no idea that Weis was even interviewing for the position. He also reports that the Florida head coach found out about the news while en route to a Gator Bowl press conference to discuss his team's upcoming game against the Ohio St. Buckeyes.

Edit: Or maybe he did (via Jason Lieser).

Gators coach Will Muschamp says Charlie Weis and him talked about the Kansas job over the past few days.
It could be a hugely detrimental move on Weis' part given that Florida has a big list of offensive recruits visiting campus this weekend. Specifically, No. 1-rated athlete Nelson Agholor (Tampa, FL) is scheduled to visit UF, where he is believed to be leaning. Agholor wants to play receiver at the next level. Without an offensive coordinator, it will be difficult for UF to showcase how it plans to use Agholor. And none of the offensive assistants can be sure that they will be at UF next year, either.

According to a source, Weis' contract with Kansas is likely to reward the four-time Super Bowl champion coach richly, perhaps in excess of the over $3 million per year Will Muschamp is making as Florida's head coach.

For more on the hiring and Kansas football, visit Rock Chalk Talk. For the Florida reaction, head over to Alligator Army. And keep an eye on the 2011 Coaching Carousel Tracker.