Following his team’s devastating 23-21 loss to Navy this weekend, the Round Mound of Clown, Charlie Weis decided it was a great time to throw one of his players under the bus.
Nose tackle Ian Williams was apparently quoted as saying that the Irish were out-schemed on defense by Navy. Which, if you watched the game, they were. Notre Dame was also out-schemed on offense, special teams, the sidelines and the walk to the stadium.
According to the South Bend Tribune, Chunky Chucky was none to pleased by the comments.
“I think that question was presented to Ian and it was also presented to (safety, defensive captain) Kyle McCarthy,” Weis responded Sunday. “And from what I understand, Kyle McCarthy’s answer was quite difference. He said it had nothing to do with the scheme. So there’s a reason one guy’s a captain and one guy’s not.”
Wow, what a dick. Seriously, C.C. Weis, you’re going to throw a player under the bus after your team looked like dog sh*t against a service academy at home? Really?
Compare the Cholly Fat Man’s response to what Pete Carroll had to say after his team’s embarrassing 47-20 loss to Oregon on Oct 31. Carroll took full responsibility for the defeat and said the scheme he and his coaches developed was completely flawed. Despite the fact that the Trojans tackled like a roster full of punters that night, Carroll put the responsibility for the worst beating of his tenure squarely on the shoulders of himself and his staff.
What Carroll displayed that night is called class, a concept Weis is apparently unfamiliar with. Carroll accepted responsibility for what happened because he’s the head of the program, the face of it. He realizes that if something goes wrong it’s his fault and nothing can be gained by throwing a 20-year-old college kid under the bus for something as simple as a throwaway postgame quote after a humiliating loss. Five years into his job, Weis still doesn’t realize that as a college football coach the buck should always stop with him.
Carroll (and tons of other coaches) get it, Weis doesn’t.
To borrow a bit from what Weis had to say about Williams: So there’s a reason one guy’s one of the most successful college coaches of all-time and one guy’s not.