With the Browns parting ways with Kyle Shanahan on Thursday morning, I thought it'd be best if we got to know our early candidates. (Ed. note: most of the ‘candidates' are names of coaches floated by various media members. I'm running with them as ‘candidates' until further evidence is presented to the contrary.)
Next on our list of candidates is, the big guy, Charlie Weis!
The skinny (not a weight joke, swear):
- Born March 30, 1956 (age 58)
- From New Jersey, graduated from Notre Dame in 1978.
- Began coaching career in 1979, coaching HS football in NJ.
- After starting collegiate coaching in 1985, broke into the NFL in 1990.
- Held various assistant positions before being named OC for the New York Jets in 1997 - Jets finished 4th in total offense his second year.
- Served as Bill Belichick's OC for the New England Patriots from 2000-2004 - won 3 Super Bowls.
- Named HC at his alma mater, Notre Dame, in December 2004 - time at ND started great (berths to the Fiesta Bowl, and the Sugar Bowl in his first two seasons - finishes 15-21 his last three seasons.)
- Career gets weird. Stops as OC for the Kansas City Chiefs, OC for Florida, and was the HC at the University of Kansas from 2012-2014 - fired from KU in September 2014.
As reported earlier this week, look for Charlie Weis to be among the possibilities to replace Shanahan in CLE— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 8, 2015
Why he makes sense:
Why he makes NO sense: