Coach Jimbo Fisher said he prefers his offensive coordinator to see through the eyes of the quarterback (hence, why James Coley was converted to QB coach after Dameyune Craig left). Hiring Weinke as a quarterbacks coach would seem to imply that he would have the inside track to become offensive coordinator. What gives people pause about this idea is the lack of coaching experience he has–arguably not enough to justify garnering the offensive coordinator title.
However, Weinke has coached some of the top quarterbacks coming out of college at the IMG Academy. Those quarterbacks include Ryan Tannehill, Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, Kirk Cousins, Russell Wilson, and Josh Freeman. That is an impressive list. I couldn’t think of someone more qualified that’s (1) available; (2) experienced in coaching quarterbacks; and (3) going to energize the FSU fan base. It is one thing to have recruits walk into the locker room and see the glass-cased lockers of FSU legends; it’s another to have one of those legends in your living room recruiting and coaching on the sidelines of Doak Campbell Stadium. Weinke has also built a tremendous reputation as a quarterbacks coach, which will make recruiting elite QBs to Florida State easier. Moreover, Billy Napier left FSU after barely a month on the staff; Arguably, Weinke would be more loyal to staying at FSU.
Keep in mind that new defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt was hired without any coordinator experience at the college level. Weinke may be a stretch to be considered OC, but with Jimbo to groom him, it could pay dividends.