The community has certainly made their feelings clear concerning the firing of former North Florida Christian Head Football Coach Casey Weldon. The parents and kids weren't the only ones left scratching their heads."Casey is a heck of a guy and done a heck of a job coaching. It's a shame that those kind of situations occur. Casey is a good friend of mine. I respect him a lot. I don't know all the details of it, but it seems a little sketchy to me. That guy has done a heck of a job. He's a heck of a person. It's his school. He represents it. The way he conducts himself. I don't understand that one." Says FSU Offensive Coordinator Jimbo Fisher.
"He's a good football coach. There's no doubt in my mind that he's a good football coach. I think his record speaks for itself." Says FSU Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden
The record of 23-5 with two state title appearances in two seasons of work certainly does speak for itself. Eyewitness sports made several attempts to contact Pastor Randi Ray for a reasonable explanation, but our calls were not returned. So according to the winningest coach in college football history, the NFC Eagles may have just fired a guy with the ability to coach at a much higher level then high school.
"I think he can work his way up to the top. I think he has that kind of quality, ya know?"
While many speculate Weldon will bounce back quickly, it's almost a certainty that he won't be helping the Eagles to a third consecutive State title game.