Former Alabama analyst Charlie Weis Jr. is just 24 years old. And according to a report from Chuck King of FAU Owl Access, Lane Kiffin is ready to make him a FBS offensive coordinator. Kiffin confirmed this report to ESPN’s Chris Low on Wednesday morning.
The son of former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis served as an offensive analyst under Kiffin on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama.
“He’s way ahead of his time in how he sees the game, his football IQ and just his overall intelligence,” Kiffin told ESPN. “He’s been around the game with his dad being a coach, a lot like I was when I was growing up, and has a bright future.”
When Kiffin left the Crimson Tide to take the FAU head coaching job following the 2016 season, Weis Jr. initially followed him to Boca Raton as the Owls’ tight ends coach.
Set to make a very small salary in that role, Weis Jr. left the Owls for a chance to work on the Atlanta Falcons offensive staff under former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian for the 2017 season. Weis Jr. was replaced by Clint Trickett on the FAU staff.
The second go-around with Lane in Boca represents a much larger opportunity for the younger Weis, and like has a prettier paycheck to go along with it. King reports that this role would make Weis Jr. the youngest coordinator in FBS.
Kiffin is replacing former FAU offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, who left for Houston after helping Kiffin guide the Owls to a Conference USA championship in his first season on campus.