By thinking outside the box, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis may go inside the box.
Weis recently announced that he might coach from the press box this season; he did so in the Irish’s 49-21 Hawaii Bowl victory over Hawaii on Christmas Eve.
Weis is under pressure to win big, and he is taking on offensive coordinator duties and play-calling responsibilities. The view of the action from the sideline is limited. But from the press box, Weis would have the same vantage point he has from game tape. He would get a better picture of what the defense is doing and have a better sense of what play might work. And after two disappointing seasons, he might not be able to retain his job if there is a third one. So, he may be better-served to get a first-hand look at what’s going on.
Still, Weis is unlikely to move upstairs. He even estimated the odds of the move “at the lower end of 50-50.”