Florida Football Countdown ‘Til Kickoff: 18) Weis is an Offensive Mastermind
It’s 18 days until the Florida Gators open up play against the Florida Atlantic Owls and there are plenty of reasons to be excited. This is my top 20 reasons to be excited about this upcoming season. Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment.
Let’s make believe the offensive coordinator of your favorite college football team has groomed a 6th round draft pick into a NFL Hall of Famer. Let’s also say that your offensive coordinator has played a major part in four Super Bowl winning teams. This coach also led a school rich in history like Notre Dame to the two most prolific offensive seasons in their illustrious history. This offensive coordinator took a college backup and an inconsistent wide receiver and running back and made the Kansas City Chiefs a playoff team. This man’s name is Charlie Weis, now the offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators. Head coach Will Muschamp couldn’t have pried away a better coach the run Florida’s offense.
Weis faced a lot of criticism for his time at Notre Dame, but his offenses were not to be blamed. He turned third string NFL QB Brady Quinn into a legitimate first round draft pick and superstar. Now, he’s got to work with an extremely talented quarterback with absolutely zero confidence. And I believe 100% that Weis will turn around Brantley’s career and make him an NFL QB.
Weis also has to get consistency out of the wide receiving corps. So far, the cream has risen to the top in the form of Deonte Thompson, Frankie Hammond, Jr., and Quinton Dunbar. Weis has been working with the crew, watching film with the crew to make sure every detail of their game is precise and crisp. Hammond has even said he’s stopped practice to coach up a WR:
“He doesn’t like to see the same person make mistakes over and over again. If you make a mistake this time and then go around and make another mistake and it’s something different, he can deal with that. But if you’re making the same mistake over and over, we have a problem.”