TAMPA — USF offensive coordinator Charlie Weis Jr. is leaving the program after two seasons for the same position on Lane Kiffin’s staff at Ole Miss, according to various reports.
The departure of Weis, 28, means coach Jeff Scott will have new defensive and offensive coordinators in what shapes up as a critical year for the third-year coach, 3-18 with one American Athletic Conference triumph in his first two seasons.
Veteran Bob Shoop recently was hired as defensive coordinator, replacing Glenn Spencer, who was dismissed with one game remaining this past season.
The son of the former Notre Dame head coach of the same name, Weis began cutting his coaching teeth at puberty, drawing up scouting reports for the coaches at his South Bend high school. He ultimately spent two years as an offensive analyst for Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin when the latter was the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator, then spent two seasons as Kiffin’s offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic.
His two seasons at USF, however, were smudged by instability at quarterback (five starters in 21 games) and — at least in Year 1 — the dearth of a power running game. The Bulls finished 102nd nationally this past season in total offense (351.2 yards per game) and 124th out of 130 Division I-A teams in pass efficiency (107.56).
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