Poor Charlie. From superbowl winning offensive coordinator to a .500 and below head coach of one of the most storied and prestigious schools in college football, Notre Dame. Weis never stood a chance at Notre Dame. Weis came in after Ty Willingham was let go and the school had a future first round quarterback in Brady Quinn (the supposed next Tom Brady at the time) behind center. The ideal situation for any upcoming head coach, and great school with a great quarterback to build around. The other side to that story, Notre Dame made it to a bowl game and Brady Quinn was gone for the NFL draft immediately after. Game, set, match, Weis is now going to be exposed, not for being a bad coach, because he isn't. He's going to be exposed for not having any talent whatsoever now that Willingham's players are filtering out of the system.
Charlie Weis wasn't a great recruiter by any sense of the words. Jimmy Claussen is probably the best thing that could have happened to Charlie Weis, but he fell into their lap anyway. Claussen has just begun to shine and Weis is being pushed out the door for someone else to come in and capitalize on it. Guess what, they're also still going to have him throwing to Golden Tate, both in their senior seasons, unless they both enter the draft as opposed to playing under a new head coach.
So what lies in the future for Notre Dame and Charlie Weis, respectively? The head coaching position will be filled before the upcoming off season, and Charlie Weis will likely end up back in the NFL with an offensive coordinators position through someone he has worked with in the past, not New England. I wish both Weis and Notre Dame lots of luck and hope they can both move forward in a positive way and both be successful.
Thanks to larrysphatpage for the picture of Charlie Weis.