December 07, 2009
Charlie Weis didn't have much success with Notre Dame's football program before he finally got canned. Now it appears he'd like to take over the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator job and see what he can do with that, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Right now there is a person who is in that job by the name of Ron Turner, but Weis would apparently like the team to know that if somehow the position became open, he would like to be considered. The Bears offense hasn't been great this season despite the trade in the off-season with the Denver Broncos to get quarterback Jay Cutler(notes).
Weis supposedly has six teams that want to talk to him about being offensive coordinator next season.
Weis apparently really wants to be in Chicago so he can be near his family. His son is in high school and his wife runs a nonprofit foundation that helps children and young adults with autism and other special needs called Hannah and Friends in honor of their daughter.
There had been some talk that the Bears might can head coach Lovie Smith this off-season but he has two years and $10 million to go on his deal. The team supposedly doesn't want to play two head coaches simultaneously so the thought is that Smith will stay onboard but folks like Turner, whose contract ends after next year, are goners.
If Turner gets the boot, former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz might be a candidate as well. He hired Smith as his defensive coordinator there.
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