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ESPN Names College Football's Most "Interesting" Hire

The most interesting hire in college football.

The 2017 college football season is over. Alabama once again ruled the landscape, downing Georgia in a comeback win in overtime on a ridiculous throw from freshman Tua Tagovailoa.

Since then, several coaching changes have occurred. The 2017-18 coaching carousel featured hires such as Jimbo Fisher to Texas A&M, with a ridiculous $75 million deal, and Dan Mullen to Florida after years with Mississippi State.

On Tuesday, ESPN looked at the coaching moves made this season. Adam Rittenberg set the hires into nicely packaged categories.

One of the more interesting categories had to do with the most "interesting" coaching hire. Not surprisingly, the move had to do with Lane Kiffin.

Kiffin made headlines when finding a replacement for former offensive coordinator Kendal Briles, who left for Houston. The FAU head coach hired Charlie Weis Jr., the son of former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.

Weis Jr. is just 24-years-old. He's also Rittenberg's most interesting hire of the 2017-18 coaching carousel.

Leave it to Kiffin to keep the spotlight on Florida Atlantic after its breakthrough season. He replaced Kendal Briles with another familiar name in Weis, but the real story here is the age (24) of FAU's new OC. Weis grew up around the New England Patriots and Notre Dame, and already has experience at both college and NFL stops like Alabama, where he worked with Kiffin.

"He's been around the game with his dad being a coach, a lot like I was when I was growing up," Kiffin told ESPN.com. The difference: Kiffin didn't land his first coordinator gig at USC until 30. Weis isn't the only 20-something to land a coordinator job, as Memphis promoted Kenny Dillingham, 27.

FAU had one of the most explosive offenses in college football in 2017. It'll be interesting to see if Charlie Weis Jr. can continue the Owls' success in 2018.

[ESPN]