The youngest offensive coordinator at the FBS level is officially in place.
Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Lane Kiffin was set to hire 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. as his new offensive coordinator. Tuesday, FAU confirmed that the son of former Notre Dame and Kansas head coach Charlie Weis is indeed the successor to Kendal Briles, who left to take the coordinator job at Houston earlier this month. The junior Weis will also serve as quarterbacks coach for the Owls.
This is actually Weis’ second “stint” with Kiffin at FAU. Nearly two months after being hired by Kiffin to coach tight ends, Weis left to take a job as an offensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons in February of last year.
Kiffin and Weis also both worked on Nick Saban‘s coaching staff at Alabama
In addition to Weis’ hiring, the football program also announced the additions of Jaron Fairman (special teams coordinator), John Garrison (offensive line coach/run-game coordinator) and Wes Neighbors (safeties) to Kiffin’s coaching staff.