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Notre Dame vs. Navy — Live Blog

Nov 7, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT

  1. dan e - Nov 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM

    we need to move swift…..charlie needs to be fired before the steak dinner tonight. the players are going to quit on this pathetic field general, or should i say offensive co-ordinator. to call weiss a leader is a disgrace to the meaning of the word!!! it is embarrasing to watch his face during a game, and now he’s going to praise navy and side-step the real blame…which is his short comings of play-calling, motivation and ownership of the “farce” that he is. FIRE CHARLIE WEISS NOW, TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sam - Nov 7, 2009 at 6:45 PM

    I hope everyone enjoyed watching Clausen in a gold helmet because with about 99% certainty he will be headed to the NFL. Why would anyone want to stay and play for this pathetic excuse of a team and risk injury. Weis will be fired because ND will lose at Pitt and Stanford. Another 7-5 season. As i said before, ND needs to scrape up some cash and make Urban and offer he can’t refuse.

  3. dan e - Nov 7, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    i thought i was sick to my stomach and then i went to the live postgame q and a with weiss and i puked listening to his babbling…the reporters ask the real tough questions of him…like how is rudolf doing? or the defense made some nice stops in the last few series, what adjustments did you make? im starting to think that nd will not allow anyone to ask the tough ?????’s the one question that was asked that could be construed as “rocking the boat” was where does this team go now? weiss answered, “we will prepare the same way as every other game ive prepared for, i NEVER EVER CHANGE”. that is telling, since he’s never won a “needed game”. if he wont change, then the university MUST!!!!….FIRE CHARLIE WEISS NOW!!!!!!

  4. jerry - Nov 7, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    you may be a fan but you’re an idiot. Navy has been one of or the best rushing teams in ALL of college football in the last 4 yrs..The way ND beat wash. after they beat USC?I agree the red zone play calling was a joke, the O line was awful and once again our defense defended absolutely nothing. Finally break the top 20 and we show up with some s*#t like this, pathetic.

  5. irish all the way - Nov 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM


  6. Mulepadre ' '79 - Nov 7, 2009 at 7:40 PM

    You know, I do not think I can take Tom Hammond for another game. His comments were particularly disagreeable to my sensibilities today. However Pat is always great. Anyone else think this as well about these two guys?

  7. Jeff - Nov 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    I did not get to see the first half and only heard the halftime score on the radio. As soon as I did here it though, my first thought was this is ridiculous. There is no shame in giving up 14 points to Navy but to get blanked is just unacceptable. The powers that be had better pull the plug this year while there is still some talent remaining for a new coach. If they let Weis hang on, the recruiting classes are only going to get worse and the hope for a turn around more distant.

  8. steve - Nov 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    what kind of trash is navy. they have played with heart,but with no class. chewing up clock trying to see if nd would go off sides..

  9. steve - Nov 7, 2009 at 8:45 PM

    clausen has more talent and class in his middle figner than than navy has on it’s whole team. lay of weiss though, he’s there to call the plays, not to make floyd turn around a complete them….

  10. Rome619 - Nov 7, 2009 at 8:49 PM

    ND blows, just like we thought. Pitt will take them down as well. NO BCS game for the myopic domers.

  11. pete - Nov 7, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    It’s a shame all this money invested in a coach who gets outcoached by others paid a percentage of what CW gets paid. It’s obvious what CW knows about the pros does not translate to the college game. The defense looks lost and the offense does not adjust to defensive reads. Secondly, you would think someone of CW’s credentials could pick out offenive linemen to play the game. This version of the offensive line is offensive. No first day draft picks from this bunch (maybe Sam Young). This year’s defensive backs were to be the strength of the team. I can get five residents of the St. Mary’s Nursing Home that could cover better. Someone needs to have a talk with Kyle McCarthy about biting on play fakes. If he makes it to the next level, that’s all he’s gonna see. Well, get ready for another four years of rebuilding…

  12. Pete - Nov 7, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    Would you expect anything less from a Rhodes scholar who graduated from USC???

  13. Greg - Nov 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM

    I think coach lou is gonna go drink himself into a coma, so much for 13-0…guess ill have to wait till next year for a BCS

  14. pete - Nov 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM

    The officiating in college football has been terrible all year. Michael Floyd was held in the endzone twice by the Navy corner. Big problem with instant replay. Last week I saw a call overturned by off field officials in the Indiana/Iowa game where there was no conclusive evidence. Problem is there is no accountability for awful calls.

  15. JJ - Nov 7, 2009 at 10:39 PM

    Urban is not the answer. Half of the players that Florida keep eligable, could not attend ND. He knew this, that is why he went to Florida. Weis did not miss two field goals, fumble twice, and throw a pick. Granted, some of the plays are predictable, but you have to execute. You people are pathetic.

  16. JJ - Nov 7, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Check out the recruiting pages, CW can recruit. Recruit does not replace execute.

  17. TLoco - Nov 7, 2009 at 10:43 PM

    JJ is the bomb. He knows what he talketh about. You fairy tale ND fans are unrealistic. Enjoy the games and be proud of your school that doesn’t compromise education to win ball games.

  18. jerry gentemann - Nov 7, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    We have become on par with the Vandy’s, Duke’s and Rice’s of NCAA…maybe in a few years we will drop from Division 1 and play Furman and the Citadel each week. Maybe that is where we belong?

  19. dan e - Nov 7, 2009 at 11:23 PM

    dont know what your talking about pal, your mistaken me for someone who gives a f#*K about your notion weiss is the answer. pathetic? look up the word in the dictionary, theres a picture of weiss and yourself.

  20. nonnarb - Nov 8, 2009 at 12:58 AM

    I now why you want to blame charlie, because you are afraid to admit was has become patently clear to every objective observer notre dame is an average program whose best days are in the past the quicker you get that the faster you can move on the truth shall set you free

  21. dan e - Nov 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM

    what? average program..yes, best days are in the past, obviously. and the point is? i think ill go to mass now and see if i can find the truth…

  22. J. L POWELL - Nov 8, 2009 at 11:18 AM


  23. Dave - Nov 8, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    What happened to Golden Tate? Michael Floyd comes back and we go away from what has worked for us the last 5 games??? Charlie Weis is a true idiot and opportunist! Golden Tate didnt get close to as many catches, touches, or plays catered to his ability to be a huge playmaker for ND. Weis was all on Michael Floyds nuts…Look Weis its too late to try and make Floyd a Heisman candidate so lets just try to win football games….dumb idiot…FIRE FAT BOY NOW!!

  24. Marv Russell - Nov 8, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    I’m sorry but ref calls were not the reason for this loss. The lack of execution in the red zone is of far more relevance. The key being to have 500 yds of offense and to lose is the key point. I love my team but the next 3 weeks maybe extremely painful.

  25. ugetwutuask4 - Nov 10, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    I’ll end the GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY, like this:
    The good is ND has rich history, yes. Currently a good COACH who is proving that the EXPLOSIVE players ND needs at the SKILL positions to WIN in big time college football are WILLING to sit on ND’s side of the football “table” when ND meets on saturdays to discuss “BUSINESS” with the “BIG EIGHT” or any other team ND might face in a big time bowl game in the future. ND FORGETS that back when GOOD OL’ MR HOLTZ was around ND still had PROBLEMS with DEPTH on ND’s roster. Well maybe not depth but lets just say not as many future nfl players. Or at least you can say not as many as the CANES (CONVICTS), NOLES, GATORS, ETC. So, these teams have always been around. Even when ND was WINNING natn’l CHAMPIONSHIPS and facing teams such as the ‘CANES (CONVICTS) AND NOLES LOADED with plenty of NFL talent, which are teams compairable to toady’s GATORS and USC teams. ND knew back then ND couldn’t compare to the AMOUNT and SIZE of talent they had but ND WAS TOUGH ENOUGH to BEAT those teams on any given day ESPECIALLY at HOME. Don’t forget ND is merely trying to “eat” with them because on any given day EVERY team is BEATABLE, I’m sure any- and everyone would agree with that even if you live in VEGAS, L.A., DALLAS, MIAMI, ETC. ND may or may not EVER be a DYNASTY AGAIN but I’m sure EVERYONE would be happy with 1 ‘CHIP every 10 OR 20 YEARS as long as ND has waited! The DIFFERENCE is back then, HOLTZ was able to get in a players FACE and MOTIVATE the players to if nothing else DEFEND ND’s FIELD, ND’s TURF, ND’s HOME. ND needs that back. The number one IMPROVEMENT I can see to DEFEND ND’s “PLATE” ND’s “SEAT” at the “table” is, ND’s FRONTLINE. LOU had BIG, PHYSICAL, TOUGH, INTELLIGENT LINEMAN who were getting DRAFTED left and right by NFL teams. Saturday ND saw an O-line and D-line that was BEATEN BADLY for ND’s “SEAT” at the “TABLE”, something HOTLZ would never have allowed. I’m NOT saying it is or isn’t ND’s current coaches fault. But EVERY PLAYER at ND’s “TABLE” were recruited to defend ND’s TEAMMATES and ND’s UNIVERSITY. I never experienced college life but I did play football at a high level at MT.CARMEL in CHICAGO, IL., home of players such as McNABB, SIMEON RICE, CHRIS CALLOWAY just to name a few; and attended ND’s games in SOUTH BEND, IN. and at SOLDIER’S FIELD. I know that their is “TALENT” in the MIDWEST along with CAL, TX, FL, OH, ETC. Not as much but it’s their.
    The BAD is WHO can PROVE, or will PROVE, or has PROVEN that they can get ND back to that natn’l game? At least 1 more time if not ever again in ND’s LIFETIME. When it really MEANS something IE CHAMPIONSHIP. Because everyweek means SOMETHING to ND that’s nothing new. BUT like on saturday it meant EVERYTHING to NAVY and EVERYTHING to ND in terms of a BCS BID and ND did not show up to play ND’s part.
    The UGLY is ND’s CURRENT coach, THOUGH a great MAN albeit, has PROVEN with his RECORD when measuring W’S AND L’S when they count MOST, that he is INEFFECTIVE! How can ND get to the BIG one if ND can’t BEAT the little ONES for ND’s spot at the “TABLE”?

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