December 06, 2009

Charlie Weis: I'll Coach in NFL Next Year: Saturday, Weis met with reporters and said that he will be back in the NFL for the 2010 season.

posted by gfinsf to football at 09:27 AM - 6 comments

Here I am living in Pats country and I didn't realize that they didn't have a true OC on staff until I read the article.

I think most people realistically look at Weis as a good assistant coach and coordinator, but not a true head man. I hope he shares that sentiment. There are lots of guys who have made good careers for themselves once they realized that they were not cut out to be head coaches. Dan Henning for one.

The common wisdom (Weis' included) is that he is headed back to the NFL where he belongs, but if I were Pete Carroll, I'd give Weis a call. The post-Sark Trojans offense is suddenly very ordinary, talent and injuries regardless, and if Weis has any Favresque payback blood in him, it would be interesting to see him sign with USC and try to stick pins in the ND voodoo doll on an annual basis.

posted by beaverboard at 10:18 AM on December 06, 2009

I think this is indicative of the lack of urgency both Weis and Notre Dame displayed during his time in South Bend. Weis is still living off his Patriots/NFL success to the point it almost appears his firing was little more than a minor annoyance to him. He has always considered a NFL job a virtual lock for himself, and the $18 million buyout means he can move on without hardly giving his utter failures with the Irish a second thought. Reason #1,462 not to give such ridiculously huge contracts to college coaches.

posted by dyams at 11:05 AM on December 06, 2009

Well if you look at this problems in Notre Dame (defense and to a degree, a lack of a running game), it reflects his coaching specialty. He is a great coordinator who could not hire good enough defensive coaches (or recruit good enough defensive talent) and as a offense guy, could not fix the problems on defense.

He would be a good fix in SC or the NFL, as long as someone can find him some running backs and not let him manage the end of a game.

posted by jc at 11:48 AM on December 06, 2009

Just my opinion but this seems a bit too soon after getting canned to feel so good about yourself.

If I got paid $18 million for getting canned, I think I would feel pretty good about myself.

posted by graymatters at 02:23 PM on December 06, 2009

Thou shalt not opine in a front page post.

With that said, I agree with the opinion expressed, except...damn, there's a lot of mediocrity in the NFL this year. Things might be bad enough that Weiss could get a shot. Or maybe someone who knows a lot more than I do has it all worked out why Weis couldn't make it happen at Notre Dame but can make it work in the NFL in some coaching capacity.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:20 PM on December 06, 2009

--The common wisdom (Weis' included) is that he is headed back to the NFL where he belongs, but if I were Pete Carroll, I'd give Weis a call.

Given the remark he made about Carroll's personal life (which he has since apologized for), I doubt ole' Charlie will be giving Pete a call anytime soon.

posted by eccsport78 at 10:37 PM on December 06, 2009

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