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Weis Fixed On The Prize

 

He may be loud and he may be big, but even Charlie Weis can be inconspicuous. On the night that Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn did not win the Heisman Trophy, the Fighting Irish coach stood behind a pillar at the far end of the lobby outside the Nokia Theater. If you came down the stairs into the lobby and craned your neck to the left, you might have seen Weis, which is how he liked it.

 

When public figures like Weis are in a public setting -- that is, one they don't control, complete with civilians -- they lurk on the edge of it. To dive in would be to surrender their time and their shield. Speaking of which, I can remember being in South Bend some years ago for a banquet at which then-coach Lou Holtz would speak. He stood in the second-floor lobby of the athletic building, self-pinned against a trophy case, sipping a diet Coke and girding himself to go on stage.

 

So Weis is off to one side, and I walk up and re-introduce myself and congratulate him on going 10-2. And here, from memory, is what he said:

 

"Listen, it's a polite thing to say, and politically correct, but if I'm happy with a 10-2 record, I'm going to get fired," Weis said. "The two losses were not close. We're not where we want to be. But I'm telling you, with the players we have coming in, including a couple of recruits that nobody knows are going to commit to us, we're going to be a lot better. A couple of years from now, you are going to remember that we had this conversation tonight."

 

"All right," I said. "I'll remind you. No, you remind me."

 

"I won't have to," Weis said. "We'll just look at each other, and you'll know."

 

You can't hear tone of voice online. On the screen, Weis might sound arrogant in that exchange. He didn't in person. He is fixed on a prize, and he intends to claim it.

 

One other thing: that's why journalists love unscripted moments.

 

That's the real Charlie Weis.

 

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Guest NDEagles379

I think he meant Martin and Donald personally, but McKnight would be an amazing surprise. But I'm guessing 2 defensive guys. Maybe Zo Edwards instead of Martin? Most of the other guys wouldn't be surprises.

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I GUARANTEE you all will be very happy come Jan 6th at the Army All American game as also you will be surprised. I have DHL not UPS of Fed Express sending ND a awesome package from what I am hearing. Also I am hearing from a friend that Smith is suppose to commit to the Irish very soon. Also none of the paysites are reporting that Cretin Durham has three players who have been offered scholies, sorry I dont know exactly whose those three are, one I know is a senior and one is jr. and that is about all I know about that. And Weis is allready setting up a strong 08 class also I am hearing.

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Georgia,

H. Smith is committing tomorrow. Or do you mean Malcolm Smith?

I agree we will get lots of commits on Jan. 6th.

 

On the Cretin-Durham thing, Michael Floyd, WR, has an offer for next year. He's a junior. We haven't heard anyone else. Carufel last year, none this year unless somebody was recently offered.

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Georgia,

H. Smith is committing tomorrow. Or do you mean Malcolm Smith?

I agree we will get lots of commits on Jan. 6th.

 

On the Cretin-Durham thing, Michael Floyd, WR, has an offer for next year. He's a junior. We haven't heard anyone else. Carufel last year, none this year unless somebody was recently offered.

 

 

ND I believe its going to be H.Smith on who is announceing tomorrow.I wish it was going to be M.smith tomorrow to the Irish. :lol:

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Hey yep to be honest I dont know what Smith it is . It could be either one, I was just told one of the Smiths is committing very soon. And yes I know for a FACT 3 Cretin Durham players were offered schollies awhile back but I dont know which ones for sure.

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Paraphrasing from the NDFans board.... the DHL package is can be found in the list of non public commits that we are all hoping for.

 

Exactly ND Fantic DHL is going to be awesome for ND.Guys GI is Hinting who he thinks will be delivered to the IRISH. :lol:

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