According to multiple reports, South Florida Bulls offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, Jr. is heading to Oxford, Mississippi to reunite with head coach Lane Kiffin at Ole Miss as OC. He’ll replace Jeff Lebby who took the Oklahoma OC job.
Ole Miss is expected to hire USF’s Charlie Weis Jr. as offensive coordinator, sources tell @on3sports.— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) December 29, 2021
Previously worked under Lane Kiffin as the OC at FAU (2018-19) and as a support staffer at Alabama (2015-16).https://t.co/k5bN5NhJoE
Weis was hired by USF head coach Jeff Scott in December of 2019 to be the Bulls OC. In two years at USF, Weis used five different starting quarterbacks as he attempted to figure out who would best fit his RPO-style offense.
While the offense was horrendous in 2020, they showed spurts of competence—and sometimes—downright brilliance in 2021 with true freshman Timmy McClain at QB. But, Weis’ two seasons were plagued by inconsistent playcalling, and frustrating decisions to yo-yo between the various quarterbacks.
None more apparent than yanking then-named starting quarterback Cade Fortin just six drives into the season at NC State, then having Fortin and McClain split reps vs Florida, before giving McClain the rest of the season as QB1.
Weis never figured out a way to get the ball into his best players hands on a consistent basis, and struggled late in 2021 trying to combat teams loading the box and daring McClain to make a throw.
Weis was the FAU OC in 2018 and 2019 under Kiffin with great success, and also worked at Alabama under Kiffin.
Weis made $350,000 per year while with the Bulls.
Get Coastal Carolina co-OC Willy Korn on the phone ASAP Jeff.