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Ex-Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis to be hired as Chiefs' offensive coordinator

The Chiefs likely will hire former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis as their new offensive coordinator as soon as Thursday.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley said at his season-ending news conference today only that he’s spoken with Weis about the opening.

Haley spent a significant portion of the news conference talking about his coaching staff and how it’s essential that any new members fit in with what he’s tried to build in the past year.

There may not be a better fit as Haley’s next offensive coordinator than Weis. The two worked together years ago as assistant coaches with the New York Jets.

More importantly, Weis’ offense is almost an exact copy of Haley’s. Haley said he doesn't want to disrupt offensive continuity after the Chiefs made late-season progress in that area.

“Charlie would allow us to run the offense we’re running if he were in this mix,’’ Haley said. ''I will do everything I can to get the best, bright football minds in a position to help us. Charlie is a bright football mind who I have first-hand experience with. He would be a guy I would consider.

“System-wise, I would say we’re as close as you can be. It is the same system. Charlie is a guy I consider a friend and I’ve talked to him throughout the year, no different than I talk to coach (Bill) Parcells or some of the other guys I lean on for some advice or thoughts when I need them.’’

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