I doubt this will be the last time we hear Charlie Weis wax sarcastic in Gainesville this year.
In five years as Notre Dame’s head coach, Charlie Weis regularly lost recruiting battles to Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators. He was halfway joking when he said Monday that was the reason Meyer won two national titles in Gainesville and Weis was fired in South Bend, Ind.
One of the players Weis could not pry from Florida was current starting quarterback John Brantley, then a senior at Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala. Now that they are on the same team, Weis, Florida’s offensive coordinator, is comfortable taking a “Jersey swipe” at his new protégé.
“Yeah, you came to run the spread – that made a lot of sense,” Weis told him sarcastically. “That was a great decision on your part.”
He’s so lovable. And you can tell he’s working on a warm relationship with his head coach.
… He has three Super Bowl rings from his time as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator, and now must submit to a rookie head coach who is 15 years younger than him.
“I want to hire the best in the business,” Muschamp said. “I don’t want a bunch of guys that are going to agree with everything I say, because … I don’t have all the answers, especially on the offensive side of the ball. You hire somebody that’s got high expertise on that side of the football and that’s what we did.”
Weis said, “This is Will Muschamp’s team,” and referred to him as “the boss.” He also believes he can impart some of the lessons he learned as a first-time head coach at Notre Dame.
I suspect I’m really going to enjoy watching the Gators this season.