Any reader of Dreadnaught knows this is not a Notre Dame blog. The Men of Troy are my team. Thus, if you are a Domer you may want read this post with that in mind. But, be it known, I have nothing but respect for Notre Dame fans. I have been to South Bend and watched games at the Coliseum and without exception found the Irish fans to be knowledgeable, humble in victory, and sportsmanlike in defeat.
You deserve a better coach, and much better person than Charlie Weis. He is a petulant Jersey mall rat and wannabe tough guy.
His overall record is 28-21, with only 8 victories with teams that finished the seasons with records better than .500.
He brags of his vast football acumen and his dominance with the Patriots in the NFL. I am convinced that my Bulldog Dreadnought could win in the NFL with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. And Dreadnought is a great dog, but not all that smart.
Weis has coached talented players at Notre Dame, just look at his recruiting classes.
Notre Dame also has the 7th most players in the NFL, so it is hard make the argument that the academic standards at ND make it too hard to get talent. Weis has done almost nothing with this talent. This year he has played the 91st toughest schedule in college football, and gone 6-5 with a loss to Syracuse.
There are some many reasons to detest Charlie Weis, take for example his quotes:
- “Now it is X’s and O’s. Let’s see who has the advantage now.”
- “I’m going to answer that very cautiously, because I don’t want to be called sarcastic using New Jersey rhetoric. So let me just say people better enjoy it now, have their fun now.”
- “Now let them try to stop a pro-style offense. Let’s see how they’re going to do. They’ve had their advantage, because I came into recruiting late.”
- “I could get hoodlums and thugs and win tomorrow. I won’t do it that way.”
Syracuse is enjoying it now, they are having their fun.
Weis does not lead; he makes empty threats. For example, his latest threat to his players to not bring them to the USC game it they have not bought in completely. What are these players expected to buy in on? Blowing 4th quarter leads against Syracuse. What a odious little bully.
As a Trojan, I am proud to have Carroll as our coach, not only for his impressive record, but because he ensures his special assistant gets a Rose Bowl ring and invites cancer victims to his practice.
Take a look at some other coaches who can be unpleasant: Nick Saban and Les Miles.
Saban can be obnoxious, e.g., his promise that he was “not going to be the Alabama coach.” But, Nicky can backup is smack talk. In his 4th season at LSU he brings home a national title and in his second season at Alabama he has the Tide ranked #1. Les Miles, can similarly be a bit smug, but he backs it up with a national title in his second season.
Not only is Coach Weis a braggart, he is unable to back it up on the field.
Weis is nothing more than the corpulent mustached undergrad from New Jersey skulking around South Bend. He has never matured, he is just looking to exact some revenge on foes long since gone.
The qualities of a good prosecutor are as elusive and as impossible to define as those which mark a gentleman. And those who need to be told would not understand it anyway. A sensitiveness to fair play and sportsmanship is perhaps the best protection against the abuse of power, and the citizen’s safety lies in the prosecutor who tempers zeal with human kindness, who seeks truth and not victims, who serves the law and not factional purposes, and who approaches his task with humility.
Coach Weis would never understand, because he needs to be told.
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