The UConn Huskies just beat Notre Dame in South Bend. Why does Jesus hate The Irish?

Charlie Weis is yet another example of a former coordinator who is great at the Xs and Os, but is a completely incompetent at actually running a team.


  1. Gingerale says

    Jesus does not hate the Irish.

    Verily, the Lord Jesus appeared to the Irish, in Connemara of course. And the Lord said: My own beloved people, ye may have MF Jameson’s, or your team in South Bend may win, not both. And the Lord said further: Choose. And the Irish said: Go raibh maith agat, Lord, for loving us.

  2. says

    Yup. Weis is the postdoc from a successful lab who is naturally assumed (by him and others) to be automatically capable of running a successful lab of his own.
    I suspected this was going to be a grease fire when in his first presser he said something to the effect that his teams would have a ‘strategic advantage’. The whole initial mood seemed to indicate that he thought success was inevitable if he could out-scheme the other co-ordinators. Head coaching requires a little bit of a different skill set.
    Still, his brand of mediocrity makes his a shitload more money than my brand of mediocrity makes me, so who am I to speak?

  3. says

    Notre Dame is a shell of what it used to be. People said the same thing about Pete Carroll before he went to USC, and Bill Belichik before he went to New England, and now they’re goddamn football gurus. Perhaps Weiss just needs the appropriate environment.

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