Interesting article in Forbes of all places. As much as I'd like to see Charlie fired, I am not so sure that ND will do so. Who exactly do they have to choose from? And will they want to fork over many millions to Charlie? Might be in their best interest to keep him around since he's a known quantity. Putting someone else in and going through the same crap won't make things any better for the Golden Domers.
Why not keep Charlie Weis?
i was under the impression that charlie was gone for sure?
Dominant showing for 1 year? What happens after that? If Weis can't pull out wins now with all the offensive talent on his team, what's he going to do when his players are gone? Might as well let him go and start rebuilding now.
Don't forget that at least one aging former member of the ND coaching staff expected the Irish to lose no more than 1 game and be in the BCS Championship game.
because of a perceived weak schedule
A good chance Clausen leaves regardless of whether Weis stays. He is NFL ready and more in the traditional mold of an NFL QB than any of the other top QBs out there (McCoy, Bradford, Tebow).
double post fail D:
Did you mean "Commodity"? Maybe a Freudian slip when you referred to Jabba as a "quantity"?
because he is a "ND man", I bet he will resign
immediately following the stanford game.
you heard it hear first, my friends.
He is far to arrogant to resign, he has the schematic advantage and someday that will translate to wins on the field.
Resigning would mean turning his back on at least $18 million. I have a feeling that he meant it when he said he wouldn't resign.
Although he might "resign" in combination with a buyout to make it look noble.
Did anyone else see his bat shit insane press conference in which he said something to the effect of, "If I were in charge I would make a change".
So he thinks he should be fired, but he refuses to resign.
Weisian logic at its finest.
That tops Bobby Williams.
Reporter: "Do you have control over this team?"
Bobby Williams: "I don't know."
A guy at work is big into ND. The talk among those he knows (not sure if they're all THAT connected) is that Charlie stays 1 more year. I called BS when he said it was because Jimmah won't come back w/o Charlie same for a bunch of other players.
Told him that Jimmah is 1st round pick and he isn't gonna waste that money on Charlie and that the AD could give 2 shits what a bunch of college students think.
I say they should keep that fat bastard. He is 2-3 against us, he has held his team to mediocrity in spite of great recruiting classes, and while we are most certain to get better next year he is bound to be a big fat tub of lard who blames all of his problems on bad calls by the ref and accuses others of cheating. If he stays they should be an easy win next year, but we all know the pollsters are bound to love them becasue they are ND and it will do nothing but boost our team's confidence and win us a few points with the pollsters as well. I say build a statue of that front-butt looking baboon out in front of the school and change the name of the school to Gastric Bypass U.
Weis' ridiculous deal is such a complete millstone to Notre Dame they really can't so easily get rid of him. Deep pockets or not there are not many donors coming up with that sort of money. See you next September Charlie Weis.
Todd Blackledge made an interesting point today on Cowherd (I never listen, it was a rare day I could go out and get lunch and I though Blackledge would be interesting.) I have extrapolated it a little further:
Notre Dame is 6-5 and has some of the highest academic standards of an FBS program and lost to one of its archrivals this year due to some baffling late game coaching decisions (Weis also currently boasts a 96% graduation rate according to NBC, but take that for what it's worth.)
Stanford is 7-4 and has some of the highest academic standards of an FBS program and lost to one of its archrivals this year due to some baffling late game coaching decisions.
If Notre Dame can go out to the Farm and beat Stanford, both teams would be 7-5. And yet, this would likely get Charlie Weis canned and makes Jim Harbaugh one of the up and coming coaches in FBS. (Admittedly, this is Year 5 of the Weis project and Year 3 of Harbaugh)
Long way around this, it comes down to expectations. Weis was expected to be in the Top Ten and he has not. Harbaugh was expected to be competitive and by whipping USC (for the second time in three years), he's now "building something".
I remember when Lou "I'm a fucking joke" Holtz picked them for the national championship this year. Totally not biased.
half of Weis and keep half the $$? There would certainly be enough left over to fill out the coaches uniform.
ND. Notre Dame is a winning football program and it does not like losing programs. Unfortunately for Notre Dame they have not been a good football program for a while now. But Weis losing to Michigan capped his career there.
...it would make the ND game easier once UM has the horses to make a national dent. And it is always great to laugh at Charlie Weis; there are so many reasons to that it is also easy. Weis is one of those people whose very presence begs for cheap shots.
Did you hear about the new ND conditioning program? They have a choice: run around the stadium ten times or run around Weis once.
weiss is the classic great coordinator who doesn't have what it takes to make it as a head coach. if notre dame can afford to fire him, they definitely should. there are plenty of great options out there for them.