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August 3, 2013

Weis returns to St. Joe, finds temperature a bit cooler

Former Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis returned Saturday to watch practice. He was invited by coach Andy Reid and wanted to watch his former players with the Chiefs and former Kansas players Toben Opurum and Bradley McDougald.

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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Kansas coach Charlie Weis evidently didn’t get enough of training camp at Missouri Western State University during his one season as Chiefs offensive coordinator in 2010.

Weis returned Saturday to watch practice. He was invited by coach Andy Reid and wanted to watch his former players with the Chiefs and former Kansas players Toben Opurum and Bradley McDougald. Weis had the time since the Jayhawks don’t begin practice until Thursday.

“I was going to come (Friday) but I woke up at 4:30 in Lawrence and it was just absolutely pouring,’’ Weis said. “So I called up to see what the weather was here. It wasn’t any better so I decided to wait for a better day.

“This was a great morning to be out here. I got to see all these fans out here. It’s a beautiful day, nice breeze. It was 100 degrees every day the year I was here and we had two practices each day.’’

The Chiefs won the AFC West championship during Weis’ season as offensive coordinator. Quarterback Matt Cassel made the Pro Bowl that season by throwing 27 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

Weis left at the end of that season to become offensive coordinator at Florida. He moved on to Kansas last year.

“I loved it here,’’ Weis said. “I loved it with the Chiefs. I loved it here at training camp. I loved the fans. I had a lot of fun that year.’’

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