I have made my case for Notre Dame firing Coach Charlie Weis based not on his coaching performance, but on the poor example he sets for his players. That is not to say that he has not performed poorly on the field, e.g., amassing 9 total yards in the first half against USC does not make one an offensive genius.
Here is a sample of what others are saying about Coach Weis:
- Weis, on the other hand, was a successful NFL assistant coach for several seasons with the New York Jets and New England Patriots. But after a promising first season at Notre Dame, he has since shown himself mostly incapable of coaxing college players to perform at a level that resembles anything close to the sum of their parts.
- If this was Weis’ death rattle, it was stinging. Notre Dame was outgained 449-91.
- The other significant number to consider: .571, Weis’ winning percentage at Notre Dame through four seasons following the loss to the fifth-ranked Trojans. That officially slides him below Bob Davie (.583) and Tyrone Willingham (.583) in the lineup of Irish coaches.
- The offensive guru now puts his team at a decided schematic disadvantage every time it takes the field.
- This is the worst loss of Weis’s tenure, and probably the worst loss of the last 15 years for the school. I don’t remember a loss by Bob Davie or Ty Willingham being anywhere near this bad.
- That would leave Weis at 28-21 in four years with Notre Dame, not far off from Willingham’s 21-16 in three seasons.
- It’s time for some new faces to lead this group, and you can start on that request yesterday, please.
- After 4 years, it’s obvious that he cannot develop talent, he cannot properly motivate or inspire his players, and sadly, he can’t even call plays very well anymore.
It is not looking good for Charlie “I Looked at Myself and Saw a Disaster” Weis.
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