Weis named College Football Coach of the Year

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  1. groundgame

    groundgame Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Congratulations and well deserved!

    Weis wins Eddie Robinson coaching awardAssociated Press

    TEMPE, Ariz. -- Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis received the Eddie Robinson Award as the nation's top college football coach on Sunday.

    The award, given by the Football Writers Association of America, was presented at the final Fiesta Bowl news conference. Weis' Fighting Irish meet Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Monday.

    Weis guided Notre Dame to a 9-2 record in his first season at the school after being lured from the New England Patriots, where as offensive coordinator he helped the team win three Super Bowls in four seasons.

    "I'll accept the award, but on behalf of the University of Notre Dame, not on behalf of Charlie Weis," he said.

    He praised the school for providing him with the means to be successful.

    "It all started after they hired me," Weis said, "giving me the resources to go hire what I feel was the best group of assistant coaches. Those guys, together with me, I thought, provided some pretty good guidence for a great group of kids who really stepped up and had an admirable year."
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  2. Drewwho

    Drewwho Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    This is not surprising and is well deserved!

    What is surprising is that Mikey did not post this!
  3. Drewwho

    Drewwho Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Think about it...pretty cool that Weis is college coach of the year and although Brady will not get the MVP, they both had stellar years away from one another.

    Goes to show you how GREAT both truly are...with and without each other.
  4. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Weis puts fight back in Irish


  5. oldrover

    oldrover 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    #50 Jersey

    Way to go, Charlie! Just from an interest perspective, I know I watched almost all of their games this year, and I had never sought out an ND game before in my life.
  6. Bill's Girl

    Bill's Girl Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I watched all of their games this year too. I always avoided ND because of all the hype surrounding them. Congrats to Charlie!!
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Been a ND fan since 1969 and think that Charlie will restore them to their former glory. My only hope is that he does not get enticed to the NFL, while I think he is an outstanding college coach he will only be mediocre in the NFL. No specific reason, just a hunch.
  8. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    Awesome. I am really happy for Charlie, who is a genuine good guy and I can't think of anyone more deserving.

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