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    For a second straight time, the Florida Atlantic football program has chosen an offensive coordinator with a big last name.
    The Owls are expected to hire Atlanta Falcons offensive assistant Charlie Wies Jr. as the new offensive coordinator. He is the son of former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis.

    When reached by phone Wednesday morning, Charlie Weis Jr. said he could not comment much further than, “I’m still in the process of getting all moved down. I’m excited.”

    Weis replaces Kendal Briles, who is the son of former Baylor coach Art Briles. Earlier this month, the younger Briles took the same position at Houston.

    At 24, Weis becomes the youngest offensive coordinator in college football. This marks his second stint with the Owls. He was hired as tight ends coach shortly after Lane Kiffin’s arrival in December of 2016 but left for the Falcons two months later.
    Prior to FAU, Weis worked alongside Kiffin two seasons at Alabama as an offensive analyst and also worked at Kansas, Florida and with the New England Patriots.
    Weis will have big footsteps to follow. Under Briles, the Owls led Conference USA in scoring with 40.6 points a game. They also averaged a league-high 285.3 rushing yards. The offense was the main reason FAU completed the best season in school history. It finished 11-3, won the Conference USA championship for the first time and defeated Akron 50-3 in the Boca Raton Bowl.
    Weis will have a lot to work with. The Owls return running back Devin “Motor” Singletary, who rushed for 1,920 yards and led the nation with 32 touchdowns. Quarterback Jason Driskel and the team’s leading receiver, Willie Wright, are also back.

    The Weis hire leaves the Owls with only one vacant position -- offense line coach -- remaining. They are still searching for a replacement for Garin Justice, who left for Arizona last month.
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    His father was the most overrated, over paid, over weight coach I can remember in
    college football. Ole Charlie got rich off the coattails of Bill Belichick when he was at
    New England.

    I hear the kid is pretty sharp. No matter, Kiffin will run the offense.
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    For some reason I have a hatred for this kid. Probably because he's had a silver spoon stuck in his mouth since he graduated from HS:

    He entered UF as a college freshman and was given a job as a "student assistant" w/ the football team - because Will Muschamp made the grave mistake of hiring his dad to be the OC.

    His dad leaves UF for the Kansas head coaching job (someone at Kansas should be shot for this), so he transfers from UF to Kansas and becomes a "student assistant".

    He graduates from college and Nick Saban hires him as an "analyst". What's the connection w/ Charlie here? I never understood this.

    During his time at Alabama, he meets Lane Kiffin. Lane gets the FAU head coaching job and hires young Charlie to be the TE coach, at 22 years old (at the time).

    After just a week or two on the job....he leaves for the Atlanta Falcons as an "offensive assistant" (he met Dan Quinn while at UF, when Quinn was the UF DC).

    He spends one year w/ Atlanta....and now is back at FAU as the OC.....at 24 years old.

    WTF????

    There are literally GA's out there that played the game who are 25, 26, 27+ years old. There are GA's who spent time in the NFL and are now 30+ trying to break into coaching. And this kid, w/ a couple years at Alabama lands THREE assistant jobs (FAU, Falcons, FAU).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoachCB View Post

    He graduates from college and Nick Saban hires him as an "analyst". What's the connection w/ Charlie here? I never understood this.
    Charlie = ex-OC for Belichick, Nick = ex-DC for Belichick

    CNS gets a lot of coaching recommendations from Belly, and vice versa
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolltide View Post
    Charlie = ex-OC for Belichick, Nick = ex-DC for Belichick

    CNS gets a lot of coaching recommendations from Belly, and vice versa

    Makes sense....but I still hate the kid!! :D
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