Kiffin hires 24-year-old Charlie Weis Jr. as his offensive coordinator

— -- Florida Atlantic has hired 24-year old Charlie Weis, Jr. to be its new offensive coordinator, FAU coach Lane Kiffin confirmed to ESPN.

Weis becomes the youngest offensive coordinator in college football. He is the son of former Notre Dame head coach and longtime NFL assistant Charlie Weis.

Kiffin told ESPN he hired Weis Jr. this past Monday after the Atlanta Falcons' playoff loss. Weis Jr. was an offensive assistant for the Falcons after previously working with Kiffin as an offensive analyst at Alabama and then briefly as FAU tight ends coach before landing the position with the Falcons.

"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."

Weis Jr. attended Florida when his father was the Gators' offensive coordinator and then followed his dad to Kansas and graduated from Kansas with a psychology degree in 2015. He was on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama as an offensive analyst in 2015 and 2016 and worked with both Kiffin and Steve Sarkisian during the 2016 season.

The FAU coordinator position became available when Kendal Briles took the same job at the University of Houston.