Sources: Gators pursuing Charlie Weis
Weis is expected to take the job, but no firm agreement is in place.
Muschamp contacted the Chiefs this week for permission to talk to Weis, with the full intention of hiring the Chiefs' offensive coordinator and former Notre Dame coach, sources said. A Florida source said Weis would continue to coach the Chiefs into the AFC playoffs. Another source reiterated that Weis is expected to accept the job.
Muschamp has been focused on hiring an NFL offensive coordinator to install a pro-style offense and to assist with attracting pro-style quarterbacks and receivers to the Gators' program, sources said.
Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun first said that Weis was the leading candidate for the Gators' offensive coordinator position.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley said Friday that he was "unaware of anything" regarding Weis and Florida.
"It would be news to me," Haley said.
Meanwhile, Miami wide receivers coach/recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill will be a part of Muschamp's new staff. Hill confirmed he is leaving the Hurricanes to take a job at his alma mater.
The 38-year-old Hill, a Miami native, spent three seasons at Miami. Prior to that, he spent three seasons as the receivers coach at Pittsburgh.
Hill played and coached in Steve Spurrier's Fun 'n' Gun offense at Florida from 1991-94. In Hill's playing career at Florida, he caught 86 passes and 18 touchdowns. He was a team captain as a senior in 1994.
Chris Mortensen is the senior NFL analyst for ESPN. Information from ESPN The Magazine senior writer Bruce Feldman and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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