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Kansas head coach Charlie Weis sat down with a reporter this week and talked about the two biggest lessons he learned while coaching the Irish. These might not come as much of a shock to the people here, but Weis said he was surprised to find out how much different a college freshman is from an NFL rookie. He said the second lesson was building a cohesive coaching staff.
Weis told the Hutchinson News that he brought in players like Notre Dame's Dayne Crist, Mike Ragone and Anthony McDonald to be examples to his freshman of how polished a guy should be at the end of his college career.
Weis's culture shift a 'transfer' of power
We know Weis can coach. We know he can recruit. We don't know if he can manage a team. Its clear that he made mistakes at ND. Its also clear that ND was a difficult place to win with lack of training table, issues with Res Life, etc. If he gets the coaching staff and player development right this time, I think KU is getting a heck of a coach.
Good Luck to Coach Weis
Odd comment on college frosh given his stint at South Carolina. Wish him well.
The thing that stands out already regarding Kelly is that he too is finding out, like Weis and others before him, that coaching at ND is not like coaching any place else, and there is nothing that really prepares you for it. But this is where similarity ends - compare Kelly moves to strengthen coaching cohesiveness and chemistry after year 2, and Weis reaching badly with Corwin, then Tenuta, instability at Oline and how Kelly has upgraded coaching staff immensely with his moves.
Staying with the Pats through the Superbowl really put him behind and he never caught up.
So he brought in players that were told not to return to an 8-5 football team as "examples" of what to strive for in their career?
Not a good choice.
I hope it works out for him
5 Time POTW--Gringo Mafia Director of Guerrilla Warfare
Does anyone else find it strange that CW is following another African-American coach, this time being fired after only two years on the job, but yet ESPN and every other media source hasn't cried "KU is RACIST!!!!"? Maybe that's becasue KU isn't relevant? But that would make ND relevant then now wouldn't it? If this doesn't prove that not only is ND relevant in CFB, but that also the media D!CK's will find anything to try and smear Our Lady's name.
charlie did his best, and he covers some of the root causes mistake wise. the staff continuity is such a HUGE difference maker. now having said that, let's pause and not yet elevate bk to the right hand of the Father. after two more years of mediocre results, he had better start winning more, and winning more convincingly. otherwise, 2yrs from now we'll be talking the same way about him as we are charlie.
go charlie, go jayhawks.
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
If being accused of racism is how you measure our degree of relevancy, I think you need to reevaluate your judgement skills.
Wow 8-5 with that Talent Last Year is something to Bragg About
Great kids...great choice!
goodluck to him i think kansas could win the big 12 with his offense they have a shot.
I think that Kansas winning the Big 12 with their "offense" is like a one in a million chance. You have Oklahoma and Texas and this is also a good place to ask a question for the management here.
Why is West Virginia listed by 247 as being in the Big East? They are playing a Big 12 Schedule, which just happens to include a home game as their last game of the season against KANSAS. Perhaps by then CW will have them molded into the best offense in the nation. They might need it against WV.
Irish Oak in Chicago
Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit is it? Go back and re-read my post, maybe it will sink in if you focus erally hard. The point I was making was that everybody claims we're not relevant, but when we fire TyWilly after three years, the world screams racism, yet KU fires an African American coach after just two years, and nobody says boo. My point is the ND=relevance, KU=not relevant in cfb. The correlation there is that CW followed black coaches at both schools. Do I need to draw you pictures too?
Only if they're really good and I can color them in. I rushed through it the first time and picked out key words like racist ND and relevant. It was an honest mistake. Maybe you could double space for people like me that read too fast for their own good.
Do we? We know he is a good NFL Offensive Coordinator. He was anything but a good coach at ND, and was average at best at FL.
No down-vote please - thank you!
No down-vote por favor, gracias !
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