LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The hiring of former Notre Dame coach and Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Charlie Weis as Florida’s offensive coordinator has Jeff Driskel excited.
Though he doesn’t know very much about Weis, Florida’s quarterback commit, who is ranked No. 1 in the country at his position, has seen glimpses of his success and thinks new coach Will Muschamp made the right choice.
“He’s done some big-time things — coached at a big-time program at Notre Dame and won Super Bowls in the NFL,” Driskel said. “If he can win Super Bowls, he can win national championships. That’s what we’re looking for. I’m excited to get to know him.”
Driskel got to do a little early scouting of what to expect from Weis during a friendly game of Madden 2011. Manning the Green Bay Packers, he faced Click-Clack teammate and future Florida teammate, A.C. Leonard, who was powering the Chiefs.
Things should look just a little different when he starts working with Weis this spring.
As for Leonard, he’s not very familiar with Weis, but was ecstatic to find out tight ends coach Brian White has been retained.
Leonard, Rivals.com’s fifth-best tight end, said he called White Sunday to congratulate him on staying at Florida.
“I was so happy for him,” Leonard said. “That was one of my main concerns. Now, he’s back, so I’m good.”