Charlie Weis Jr. Hired By Lane Kiffin
Will there be a decided schematic advantage?
With Kendal Briles moving to Houston to be Major Applewhite’s offensive coordinator, Florida Atlantic head coach Lane Kiffin will hire 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. to be his new offensive coordinator.
Not only will he be the youngest offensive coordinator in college football, but as the son of the former Notre Dame and Kansas head coach, in name alone he adds to the hype factor for the FAU program – as if Kiffin doesn’t do that enough.
Before being hired by FAU, Weis Jr. was an assistant for the Atlanta Falcons after working under Kiffin as an assistant at Alabama. While he might be young, he’s been groomed for the gig, working around his father and some of the top coaching minds in football, starting at Florida and on through getting the promotion to an OC gig.
Florida Atlantic finished ninth in the nation last season in total offense with 6,977 total yards, averaging close to 500 yards per game. The Owls return six starters including star RB Devin Singletary and QB Jason Driskel.