Weis passes on play-calling duties

Weis passes on play-calling duties

There are 15 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 8, 2008, titled Weis passes on play-calling duties. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, who built his coaching reputation as a play-caller while helping the New England Patriots win three Super Bowls, won't be calling plays for the Fighting Irish next season.

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Sam Adams the Patriot

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 8, 2008
The Irish have a very nice recruit class coming in. It looks like Charlie is finally "getting it". Not having direct control of the offense and letting sombody else take control is going to be the start of a big turnaround in South Bend. Watch for this program to really take off!All of the haters are going to swallow real hard in the next few years.Oh, and by the way,Tyrone Willingham is "really" doing well in Washington.
Shelly Dubinski

Evansville, IN

#3 Feb 8, 2008
Weis was hired over ND's own Tom Clements because AD Kevin White thought he was an offensive play calling genius for the Patriots with 3 super bowl rings (remember Brady's execution of the plays isn't important). Weis when hired said ND had a scematic advantage over all opponets. Smart and "nasty" is how they will play said Charlie. He had 3 top 10 recruiting classes (remember he was hired same time as Ron Zook at Ill.) Charlie won big raves for recruiting Jimmy Clausen who promised 4 national championships = 3-9 worst season in school history. Now, Charlie in making the announcement today that he his no longer calling plays, while he said that was his strength as a coach. WOW. Now Charlie will be the assistant special teams coach and he will meet with Frank Beamer at Va. Tech to help Charlie learn how special teams work. The bottom line is that Weis will now spend more time doing the jobs that he is worst at. Good luck ND. Weis would be .500 at ND if he coached the '85 Bears every year.
Shelly Dubinski

Evansville, IN

#4 Feb 8, 2008
subway vigilante

Muncie, IN

#5 Feb 8, 2008
Sam Adams the Patriot wrote:
The Irish have a very nice recruit class coming in. It looks like Charlie is finally "getting it". Not having direct control of the offense and letting sombody else take control is going to be the start of a big turnaround in South Bend. Watch for this program to really take off!All of the haters are going to swallow real hard in the next few years.Oh, and by the way,Tyrone Willingham is "really" doing well in Washington.
Dear Sam,

Have some more Kool-Aid. Just make sure Will Yeatman doesn't spike it.
Nick

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Feb 8, 2008
I bet this call was made from the higher ups, Charlie is not a great coach, you ND fans just think about this, You claim he is a great recruiter, but has failed miserably at coaching talent. Name his great years..his first two..Ding Ding Ding...Those where Williamhams players...remember the guy that you ran out of town? Personally, I like Weis, Williamham, and Davie they all have a knack for losing
Nick

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 8, 2008
Oh yea...Keep drinkin the Kool-Aid that Charlie gives you....Next year, I have a great recruting class! We will be better, I have Superbowl Rings to prove it
Nick

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Feb 8, 2008
Sam Adams the Patriot wrote:
The Irish have a very nice recruit class coming in. It looks like Charlie is finally "getting it". Not having direct control of the offense and letting sombody else take control is going to be the start of a big turnaround in South Bend. Watch for this program to really take off!All of the haters are going to swallow real hard in the next few years.Oh, and by the way,Tyrone Willingham is "really" doing well in Washington.
So your are saying that giving Charlie less control is making them a better football team! Says a lot about your coach!
IPS graduates 46 percent

Greens Fork, IN

#9 Feb 8, 2008
Shelly Dubinski wrote:
Weis was hired over ND's own Tom Clements because AD Kevin White thought he was an offensive play calling genius for the Patriots with 3 super bowl rings (remember Brady's execution of the plays isn't important). Weis when hired said ND had a scematic advantage over all opponets. Smart and "nasty" is how they will play said Charlie. He had 3 top 10 recruiting classes (remember he was hired same time as Ron Zook at Ill.) Charlie won big raves for recruiting Jimmy Clausen who promised 4 national championships = 3-9 worst season in school history. Now, Charlie in making the announcement today that he his no longer calling plays, while he said that was his strength as a coach. WOW. Now Charlie will be the assistant special teams coach and he will meet with Frank Beamer at Va. Tech to help Charlie learn how special teams work. The bottom line is that Weis will now spend more time doing the jobs that he is worst at. Good luck ND. Weis would be .500 at ND if he coached the '85 Bears every year.
For the love of Pete, stop with the Tom Clements! Youíve been on these forums for over a year now hyping him up. Nobody wants him as a head coach! Nobody! Heís got FEWER qualifications than Weis. He was an offensive coordinator ONCE, and was fired. Heís never been anything other than a QB coach in the NFL and thatís been for years! If heís so great why hasnít he been promoted? Oh thatís right heís just an average coach.

Weis may suck (juryís still out), but Clements would have been worse
IirshFanatic

Dayton, OH

#10 Feb 9, 2008
Go Charlie Go! Can't wait until next season. ESPN is the most hypocritical organization out there. I only watch them out of neccessity! They will never reflect Notre Dame in a positive way until it benefits them. Right now if benefits them to criticize our Lady's school and that is fine; we will have the last laugh!
Charlie the Hutt

AOL

#11 Feb 9, 2008
IirshFanatic wrote:
Go Charlie Go! Can't wait until next season. ESPN is the most hypocritical organization out there. I only watch them out of neccessity! They will never reflect Notre Dame in a positive way until it benefits them. Right now if benefits them to criticize our Lady's school and that is fine; we will have the last laugh!
Sigh!
Yep, when you get to that gimme schedule in a few years. 8 home games. Plus 1 neutral site. 3 road games.
You leper corns just never get it. You get respect when you deserve it.
Miragesmack

United States

#12 Feb 9, 2008
Shelly, where did you read that Jimmy "promised" four NC's? When I saw it, he said he would "like to get 4 NC's", as presumably 100% of all CFB players would. Unfortunately, you got your info from a blogger or ESPN, who had already put their twist onto things. When people keep repeating these mistruths, then people start to believe them. It appears you have already reached that point.
Miragesmack

United States

#13 Feb 9, 2008
Nick wrote:
<quoted text>
So your are saying that giving Charlie less control is making them a better football team! Says a lot about your coach!
Like many other great coaches have done. He was actually one of the few that did call his own plays. At least he is willing to try something different. Everything he has said this season goes in the face of those who say he is arrogant. He's been as humble as anyone, yet no one notices. He even said Ty should NOT have been fired, going against his own school's actions. Not many coaches would have said that.
Charlie the Hutt

AOL

#14 Feb 9, 2008
Miragesmack wrote:
<quoted text>
Like many other great coaches have done. He was actually one of the few that did call his own plays. At least he is willing to try something different. Everything he has said this season goes in the face of those who say he is arrogant. He's been as humble as anyone, yet no one notices. He even said Ty should NOT have been fired, going against his own school's actions. Not many coaches would have said that.
He is not a great coach.
He is not humble. Take off the rose colored glasses and look.
Humble people don't go around saying "look at my rings"

Another losing season for the irish.

Hey, is Paul Hourning still passing out in the bars down there.

“SEC = Bandwagon”

Since: Dec 06

Cleveland, Ms,

#15 Feb 14, 2008
Charlie the Hutt wrote:
<quoted text>
He is not a great coach.
He is not humble. Take off the rose colored glasses and look.
Humble people don't go around saying "look at my rings"
Another losing season for the irish.
Hey, is Paul Hourning still passing out in the bars down there.
Tyrone is that you, don't hold a grudge. Ya didn't get the Job and couldn't recruit, just try harder at Washington.

“SEC = Bandwagon”

Since: Dec 06

Cleveland, Ms,

#16 Feb 14, 2008
Nick wrote:
<quoted text>
So your are saying that giving Charlie less control is making them a better football team! Says a lot about your coach!
your statement says alot about your knowledge, well lack of I mean.

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