Report: Bills, Weis show mutual interest

The pipeline for news about the Buffalo Bills' coaching search has been dry for weeks.


WeisThe Bills sat down with Mike Shanahan and reached out in vain to Bill Cowher, Mike Holmgren and Jon Gruden by Thanksgiving. We haven't heard anything substantive since.

Here's an update:

John Murphy, sports director for CBS affiliate WIVB and play-by-play voice for the team, reports the Bills have reached out to former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, and there is mutual interest.

The Bills interviewed Weis for their vacancy in 2004 but eventually hired Mike Mularkey. Weis remained offensive coordinator for the New England Patriots one more season and then took over Notre Dame's program in 2005.

The Bills haven't gone to the playoffs for 10 straight seasons.

They fired Dick Jauron after falling to 3-6 with a Week 10 loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Bills named defensive coordinator Perry Fewell interim head coach and have gone 2-4.