If Chiefs coach Todd Haley gets his way, the Chiefs offense next season will be run by former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.
“Charlie’s a guy I have a great amount of respect for as a coach,” Haley said Wednesday at his final news conference of the season. “He’s a coach that system-wise, I would say we’re as close as you can be. Charlie’s a guy I consider a friend and I’ve talked to throughout the year, no different from some of the other guys I lean on for things and advice.”
Weis was dismissed from Notre Dame after going 35-27 record in five seasons. Haley has begun a staff evaluation and said he has already released offensive line coach Joe D’Allessandris and defensive line coach Tim Krumrie. Many fans also hope defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast will be replaced, possibly by former Cleveland head coach Romeo Crennel.
Haley needs though to upgrade the offense as well, and he seems to feel that Weis would be a fit for the team in terms of what they are looking to do offensively. “I would want to make sure the fit is a good one and Charlie would allow us to run the offense we’ve been running if he were in this mix,” Haley said.