Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fire Weis


ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS RUN OUT THE CLOCK.

Instead he calls two pass plays and gives the ball back to Michigan with enough field position to score. If he calls two running plays, at least another minute would have come off the clock and you win 34-31.

IDIOT

Fire him now.

UPDATED***

Comments from the Yahoo sports article about the game.

“I think it was mistake that they were throwing the ball because they let us save our timeouts,” Forcier said. “Those timeouts definitely came in handy. I wasn’t expecting them to throw the ball. It really helped us.”

Their FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK was smart enough to know the Irish should have been running out the clock.

Weis tried to defend himself by saying:

“They loaded up the box and made it clear that they weren’t going to let us do that, so we had to throw the ball,” Weis said. “On third down, we could have run and made them use a timeout, but we were trying to win the game.”

Yes, you were trying to win the game. You run twice and even if you don't get the first down you eat up another minute off the clock or force Michigan to use their time-outs. Either one helps you. Passing has no upside. You throw an interception, and you're screwed. You throw two incomplete passes, and you're screwed.

THESE ARE NOT MISTAKES A 5TH YEAR HEAD COACH SHOULD BE MAKING.

Fire him. Now.

UPDATED***

From an ESPN article.


3. Charlie Weis maybe out-thinks himself: With 2:29 left, Notre Dame has a second-and-10 on its own 29 with a 34-31 lead. Michigan had two timeouts left. If the Irish simply run the ball twice, the Wolverines have to burn both timeouts and might not have enough time for the winning drive (they scored with 11 seconds left, and used a timeout after a sack on the drive). Instead, Weis dialed up too high-risk passes that both fell incomplete.

The coach's reasoning -- that Michigan had loaded the box against the run -- failed to make a lot of sense, since milking the clock there was at least as important as getting another first down. Sometimes it's better to play it safe in the final minutes than to try and out-scheme your opponent. Those two calls are being widely second-guessed by fans.

2 comments:

  1. Also, Jimmy Clausen sucks. He makes mistakes no 3rd year starter should make. Why? BECAUSE HE SUCKS.

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  2. Clausen SUCKS? ARE YOU CRAZY???...did you see them dropping his passes like mad? Weis SUCKS...Clausen should have bolted from that program two years ago and saved his career hopes.

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