The end could be drawing near for the Notre Dame coach, Charlie Weis. After last night’s game, the coach declined to comment with reporters about possibly losing his job. Find out more unfortunate details and see photos and video here.
The Irish went down fighting after last night’s upset against Stanford, 45-38. This is their fourth consecutive defeat which ends their devastating 6-6 season. The fate of Notre Dame’s coach, Charlie Weis’ official confirmation of his dismissal could be announced as early as today. Play ball!
As a biography, Charles Weis was born in Trenton, New Jersey on March 30, 1956 so his age is 53. Weis attended and graduated from Middlesex High School in Middlesex, New Jersey. He is one of five children, an older sister and three younger brothers. The coach attended the college of Notre Dame and graduated in 1978. In 1979, he coached football in New Jersey for Boonton High School. Following, he coached for five seasons as a football assistant in New Jersey at Morristown High School. In 1985, he started a new job and coached for four seasons on the Gamecock staff at the University of South Carolina. In 1989, he returned to New Jersey and coached at Franklin High School as head coach. During that time, he guided Franklin Township to the state championship of New Jersey and also had a hand in the pro-personnel department for the New York Giants. Together, Weis and his wife Maura have two children, Charles Joseph and Hannah Margaret. Their daughter has autism. They founded an organization that they named Hannah & Friends Foundation for children with developmental disorders. He has served as NFL offensive coordinator for the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. He currently works for the University of Notre Dame as the head football coach.
It is said that Notre Dame’s coaches Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie, prior to Weis, were fired due to having only a .583 winning percentage which is much worse than Weis’ 35-26 record and .573 winning percentage.
The Notre Dame coach said this about being let go, “If they decide to make a change, I’d have to say I’d have a tough time arguing with that. If they decide to make a change, I’d have a tough time arguing that because 6-5 is not good enough,” adding, “Especially when you’ve lost five games by a touchdown or less and several three-point games that went right down to the wire.” We would have to agree with that, coach!
Weis said of the Irish that, “This was a microcosm of our season,” adding that, “We get it down there to the 30-yard line (with eight seconds left) with an opportunity to get it into the end zone, but with the way things were going today, crazier things have happened and we just played short. … It’s just the way the year’s been.”
Well as a door closes, another one opens. Notre Dame’s coach, Charlie Weis may have just another opportunity ahead of him, full of new experiences. Leave your thoughts in the comment box and see pictures and a film here.