Nov 17, 2009, 5:12 PM EDT
This is N.D. Gee Wiz already, look at this baffon, who’s hiring head coaches like this bubble head at major programs?
Charlie Weis referenced the players’ typical emotions after the final home game and said “this is it. After 4, sometimes 5 years, this is it.” He’s right. In the frenzy to explain, excuse, or criticize the outcome of the games, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that these are young men who are barely more than kids. And football is all they’ve known, many of them anyway, since they were 8 years old. Some lucky few of them will go on to the NFL, but for most college athletes at ANY program, the final collegiate game is their last seriously competitive game, ever. And the final home game is the most special.
So with that in mind I hope Weis comes up with a way to show these young men that he recognizes the effort, intensity, and desire that many if not all of them have put into their athletic careers at ND. I think he owes it to them to give them a better chance to win than his schemes and play calls have done thus far. And I certainly don’t like the way he blames losses on an individual player (the spearing call against Pitt by an ND lineman [actually a cut block]) or the way he tried to insult an ND defensive player who said Navy out-schemed them by saying “that’s why one of them is a captain and one is not.” Petty stuff from a grown man who DID get out-schemed, if you ask me. And NO football game comes down to one play. That’s as foolish as thinking that a basketball game comes down to whether LeBron makes the half-court shot at the end. There are dozens of plays per game. Special teams, offense, and defense; each one contributes to the outcome.
I sincerely wish the Irish luck in their final home game. And I don’t think luck will help them against Stanford, but if it will, then I wish them luck in that game, too.
So, MB, what exactly have you accomplished in life to be so derisively dismissive?
Have some class, bud.
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