There are more rumblings that former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis could be heading to the Washington Redskins in 2010.
Chris Russell of radio station 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC reports that two NFL teams have expressed a high level of interest in Weis, one of which was the Washington Redskins.
A source close to Weis stated that it was unclear as to what capacity the Redskins want to use him. However, it can’t be too far fetched to believe he would take over as the new head coach of the team.
The other team interested in Weis is the Denver Broncos. The same situation applies there.
This latest report brings credence to the rumors former Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen could reunite with his former coach after April’s NFL draft. Washington was reportedly among the teams interested in drafting him. (more on possible reunion)
Making the story more plausible is the wide belief that both Jim Zorn and current Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell will not return next season.
Despite the improved play of the Redskins offense in recent weeks both men remain on the hot seat.
Vinny Cerrato, current VP of Football Operations for the Redskins, has a soft spot for the Irish. However, he too is rumored to be gone at the end of the season.
Whether or not Redskins owner Daniel Snyder does in fact pull the trigger and clean house does not necessarily play a factor in the decision to bring in Weis. Should Zorn remain with the team, Weis could be brought in as the offensive coordinator.
Current offensive czar Sherman Lewis is likely to go back into retirement at the end of the season and not return to the team. He never viewed his current position as a long-term gig.
The pieces of the puzzle are lining up for an Irish invasion, but its reality remains to be seen.