Based on what Charlie Weis said Sunday at his press conference, it sounds like he might be resuming play calling duties after handing them over to offensive coordinator Mike Haywood in the off-season. Here is how Weis responded to a question about how to fix the offense.
No, I’ll know after I talk to the staff. It won’t take me until Tuesday to figure out what I’m going to do is what I’m saying. I don’t have etched in stone what I’m going to do at this point. If I’m going to be more involved with game planning and play calling, those type of things, I have to be involved tomorrow. That’s not something I can decide on Tuesday because you’d have to be in all the meetings and — you have to be in all the meetings and the installation and implementation and all those other things. But I’m saying right now it would be a bit premature. I think that we have a ways to go.
We got in late and everything is pushed back, so normally I’d be well ahead of schedule by this time. Not that I’m not ready to go, but just — ready to go personally. It’s just that we haven’t even had a chance to visit with the rest of the staff at this point.
Weis resuming play calling can’t hurt since the play calling has been atrosious at times the last few weeks. The Irish offense is predictable and runs little, if any, misdirection to help the ailing rushing game.
Wies made his mark in coaching as a brilliant offensive play caller and his first two years at Notre Dame backed that reputation up. The Mike Haywood as play caller experient appears to not have worked out it. Something needs to be done to jump start this offense because there is way too much talent on this team to get shut out to a middle of the road team like Boston College. I don’t think Weis resuming play calling duties alone will fix this offense, but it certainly couldn’t hurt.