11 Dec 2004
New England offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be named the new head coach at his alma mater, Notre Dame, this Monday. (I'm linking to an opinion article by Michael "not David" Smith, but the deal is now done.) As a Patriots' fan, I think it is long past the time that Weis deserved a head coaching job, and I'm very happy that we won't have to play against him in the NFL. However, for Notre Dame fans, be prepared that there will not be instant success. For one thing, recruiting will be very difficult this year. Weis will continue with the Patriots through the end of the season, and that could mean the end of January or even early February. National letter of intent signing day is four days before the Super Bowl. Not that I'm cocky or anything.
1 comment, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 9:50am by Klassenreisus
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?