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Will Muschamp announces five members of his Florida football staff; Charlie Weis also confirmed



Florida head coach Will Muschamp announced today five members of his staff, including three coaches who were a part of Urban Meyer's staff.

Also, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley confirmed that former Notre Dame coach and current Chiefs' offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is leaving to become the Gators' next offensive coordinator.

As I reported on Saturday, linebackers/special teams coach D.J. Durkin and running backs coach Stan Drayton will be retained. Tight ends coach Brian White has also been retained, Muschamp said.

Joining the staff will be former UF wide receiver Aubrey Hill - who will be the Gators' wide receivers coach,, and Travaris Robinson, who will be the Gators' defensive backs coach.

Hill, 38, was a Gator wide receiver from 1991-94, and a graduate assistant from 1996-98. He was a part of three SEC Championship teams with the Gators.

Robinson, 29, is a former Auburn standout and an NFL defensive back from 2003-04. He joins the staff after spending this past season as secondary coach at Texas Tech. 

“This is a good start to our coaching staff and I hope to have some additional announcements this week,'' Muschamp said.”

Weis is credited with helping turn Matt Cassel into a top NFL quarterback and making Jamaal Charles a Pro Bowl running back.

"Charlie Weis is moving on,'' Haley told reporters Sunday. "He's going to the University of Florida as a coordinator. "This is a bittersweet deal for me because Charlie was someone I was really excited about bringing in here. Charlie's a family guy. He has a situation where he can go to Florida and be with his son, who's going to get into coaching. This is a great situation for Charlie and I respect it 100 percent."

Weis has a son, Charlie Weis, Jr., who is graduating from high school who plans to work in the football office and attend Florida.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 2, 2011 7:36pm]


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