Charlie Weis is doing something he’s never done at Notre Dame tonight – coaching from the booth as opposed to coaching on the sidelines. The reason he’s made the move is because of the pain associated with his two surgery-needing knees.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. A coach like Weis who is known for his x’s and o’s could really benefit from coaching from the booth – especially since he is calling the plays tonight. Coaching from the booth is very advantageous from a play calling perspective because it gives you a much better view of the defensive alignments.
This isn’t the first time Weis has coached from the booth in his career though. When he was the offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, Weis coached from the booth while Drew Bledsoe was the starting QB. He moved to the sidelines when Bledsoe got hurt and Tom Brady took over as the starting QB.