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Florida Gators' football staff will include Kansas City Chiefs' Charlie Weis

GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Sunday that he has hired five members of his new staff, including three who were a part of former coach Urban Meyer's staff. Also on Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley confirmed to the Associated Press that former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, in his first season as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator, will join the Gators.

Muschamp will retain linebackers/special teams coach D.J. Durkin, running backs coach and special teams coordinator Stan Drayton, and tight ends coach Brian White.

"I thought it was important to have some continuity in the staff," Muschamp said. "D.J., Stan and Brian bring that to the table. They are also solid recruiters."

Joining the staff are Weis, as offensive coordinator; former UF receiver Aubrey Hill, who will coach receivers; and Travaris Robinson, as defensive backs coach. Robinson played briefly for the Bucs in 2003.

One lure for Weis, 54, is that his son, Charlie Weis Jr., is graduating from high school and plans to attend UF and work in the football office.

Hill, 38, is a Miami native and was a Gators receiver from 1991-94, and a graduate assistant from 1996-98. He was a part of three SEC championship teams and joins the Gators after spending the past three years in the same position at Miami, where he also was UM's recruiting coordinator last year. He also coached at Pitt and Duke.

Robinson, 29, also a Miami native, is a former Auburn standout. He was an NFL defensive back from 2003-04 and spent this past season as secondary coach at Texas Tech.

"It's always a plus when you have someone coach at their alma mater," Muschamp said of Hill. "He understands the passion and the expectations here.

"Travaris worked on our staff at Auburn and is a winner. He has competed at the highest level in this sport and is a good young coach with strong ties to the South Florida area, which will benefit us in recruiting."

Four openings remain, including defensive coordinator. Muschamp hopes to announce additional staff hires this week.

Florida Gators' football staff will include Kansas City Chiefs' Charlie Weis 01/02/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 3, 2011 8:06am]
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