Charlie Weis just announced that he will be calling plays this weekend when the Irish travel to Baltimore to take on Navy. The reason Weis gave for the decision was a little surprising though. Weis said he’ll take over play calling this week because Mike Haywood experienced a loss in his family and will travel home to Houston for the funeral on Friday. He hinted that it could be a more permanent move though.
Weis said at his news conference Tuesday he is taking over the play calling for at least one game because offensive coordinator Mike Haywood will miss some practices this week to attend a funeral of a family member in Houston.
Weis said he might call plays for the rest of the season, since the loss of a family member can affect someone for a while.
I’ll get full quotes from Weis up when they become available later today.
For now though all I will say is I think this is the right move and could give this offense the shot in the arm it desperately needs.