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Weis shifts course, adds ex-Washington OC as WRs coach

Eric Kiesau

Remember that whole business a couple of weeks ago as Charlie Weis serving as his own wide receivers coach?  Forget about it.  Pretend it never happened.

Weis has confirmed that, instead, Eric Kiesau has been added to his Kansas staff as receivers coach.  The KU head coach said it was new offensive coordinator John Reagan who first mentioned adding the former Washington offensive coordinator.

“When coach Reagan came to me with Eric’s name, I was intrigued,” Weis said in his statement announcing the hire. “We’re very pleased to be able to add him to our staff. It is our good fortune that Washington experienced a staff transition at the same time we were looking for a receivers coach. Eric has experienced a great deal of success in exactly the position that we were looking for.”

Kiesau had spent the past two seasons as the Huskies’ coordinator, but did not follow Steve Sarkisian to USC and was not retained by new head coach Chris Petersen.  During his time at UW, Kiesau also oversaw the UW receivers in addition to his coordinator duties.

Prior to joining Sarkisian’s staff, Kiesau worked as the receivers coach at Cal (2011; 2005-08) and Colorado (2006-10).

Kiesau’s hiring completes Weis’ coaching staff.

(Photo credit: Washington athletics)

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1 Response to “Weis shifts course, adds ex-Washington OC as WRs coach”
  1. burntorangehorn says: Feb 21, 2014 5:34 PM

    Good hire. Above average as OC, pretty good as a passing coordinator, and very reputable as a wideouts coach. His Colorado players didn’t pan out to a whole lot, but I’m not sure there was a team with less raw talent anywhere in BCS-level football.

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