Weis is Muschamp’s target so the Gators can install a pro-style offense that would help attract big-time recruits. Muschamp said at his introductory news conference that he preferred a coordinator with experience in the NFL and college.
UF officials have said they would wait to announce new hires until after the Outback Bowl.
Weis is currently the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs, one of the surprise teams in the NFL this season, but reports indicate Chiefs head coach Todd Haley would be fine with losing Weis.
The move seems surprising given that impact Weis has had on the Chiefs in his one season with the team. Matt Cassel has thrown for 27 touchdowns and just five interceptions and the running game leads the NFL in yards per game.
Chiefs looking to go perfect at home: In the end, it will not kill the Kansas City Chiefs if they lose to Oakland at home Sunday, but they do have some carrots to play for. The Chiefs will be the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs if they beat Oakland.
If Weis leaves the Chiefs, former Denver Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, from the Bill Belichick family tree, could be a candidate because of his strong ties to Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel — a former New England player — and his knowledge of the system. McDaniels also brings familiarity with AFC West personnel.