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Charlie Weis says he likely is done with coaching

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Charlie Weis was the offensive coordinator for three Super Bowl-winning Patriots teams.

Don't expect to see Charlie Weis -- a coach a lot of people seemingly loved to hate -- on the sideline or in a coaching box again.

"I think it's highly doubtful that I will ever coach again," Weis told the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.

Weis was fired in September as coach at Kansas after a tenure that lasted less than three seasons. He also was coach from 2005-09 at Notre Dame, and has been an offensive coordinator in the NFL with the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs and in college at Florida. Weis coordinated the Patriots' offense during its highly successful run in the early 2000s, when New England captured three Super Bowl titles in a four-season span.

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When he was fired, Weis, 58, had two years left on his contract at Kansas; he also is receiving pay from Notre Dame through December of this year. "Obviously, it's well-documented: People know every dollar that I've made because everyone writes about it all the time," Weis said.

It appears Weis won't miss the media attention that comes with being a head coach or a high-profile assistant.

"Some of the way I was portrayed was my own fault," he told the newspaper. "Before you start blaming other people, some of it's your own fault. But I think that my perception of arrogance and obnoxiousness, and all those other things that people have said, when they actually meet you, nine times out of 10, they tell you, 'You're not that guy.' "

Weis said a lot of his time will be spent fund-raising for special-needs charities. Weis' daughter, Hannah, is a special-needs child who will celebrate her 20th birthday in April; she has the mental capacity of a 2- or 3-year-old, her father said.

Weis' son, Charlie Jr., is finishing up his degree at Kansas and wants to be a coach; plans are for him to be a college graduate assistant or to take an entry-level NFL position.

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