Genius on board

I doubt this will be the last time we hear Charlie Weis wax sarcastic in Gainesville this year.

In five years as Notre Dame’s head coach, Charlie Weis regularly lost recruiting battles to Urban Meyer and the Florida Gators. He was halfway joking when he said Monday that was the reason Meyer won two national titles in Gainesville and Weis was fired in South Bend, Ind.

One of the players Weis could not pry from Florida was current starting quarterback John Brantley, then a senior at Trinity Catholic High School in Ocala. Now that they are on the same team, Weis, Florida’s offensive coordinator, is comfortable taking a “Jersey swipe” at his new protégé.

“Yeah, you came to run the spread – that made a lot of sense,” Weis told him sarcastically. “That was a great decision on your part.”

He’s so lovable. And you can tell he’s working on a warm relationship with his head coach.

… He has three Super Bowl rings from his time as the New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator, and now must submit to a rookie head coach who is 15 years younger than him.

“I want to hire the best in the business,” Muschamp said. “I don’t want a bunch of guys that are going to agree with everything I say, because … I don’t have all the answers, especially on the offensive side of the ball. You hire somebody that’s got high expertise on that side of the football and that’s what we did.”

Weis said, “This is Will Muschamp’s team,” and referred to him as “the boss.” He also believes he can impart some of the lessons he learned as a first-time head coach at Notre Dame.

Helpful, too.

I suspect I’m really going to enjoy watching the Gators this season.


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42 responses to “Genius on board

  1. JBJ

    I am also very interested to see how this whole situation works out. Muschamp trying to contain Weiss’ ego on one side, a Gator community that is skeptical of his resume on the other side, and Corch sitting down the hall broadcasting news for ESPN. I haven’t been to a circus in a number of years, so I’m happy to see one has come to me down here in Gville.


  2. TennesseeDawg

    If Brantley had went to ND, them Weis is still the coach with multiple national championships and the earthquake in Japan never happens. Boy, that was a stupid decision.


  3. Prov

    And yet I still have no confidence Georgia will start winning regularly in Jacksonville.


    • coastiedawg

      agreed, until we win more than 1 in 4 years.


    • Zdawg

      Weis and Muchamp could end up in a fist fight on the sidelines and we would still figure out a way to lose to those guys. 20 yrs of losing will color me a bit skeptical.


  4. JasonC

    Regardless, Weis is still in Corch’s shadow (at least in the college ranks). Urban was the top choice for the ND job. Urban was the head coach at Florida, Weis is an assistant.


  5. Spike

    All of outdoors is not big enough for all these egos.


  6. PhillyDawg

    Cow vs Chicken.


  7. W Cobb Dawg

    In the end I don’t believe any player appreciates the sarcasm, even if made in jest. If questioning Brantley’s life choices is the start of a relationship, then it’s not going to be a happy one.


  8. UFTimmy

    Well, we can’t all be fawning over off season conditioning reports..


  9. Slic Rick's Friend

    All UGA has to do is have some confidence when we play to the gaytors. We always seem to play scared against them.


  10. Normaltown Mike

    He’s so lovable! His decided schematic advantage is so cute.

    I’m hoping for lots of photos of Weis in ill fitting coach shorts.


  11. Dog in Fla

    “Yeah, you came to run the spread – that made a lot of sense,” Weis told him sarcastically. “That was a great decision on your part.”

    Charlie nails it by putting his recruiting pitch to Brantley in the past tense.


  12. 69Dawg

    This could be the best dysfunctional coaching staff ever. If they win it doesn’t matter if they lose, well you know the Gayturd fans they will go nuclear.


  13. Dog in Fla

    Weis said, “This is Will Muschamp’s team,” and referred to him as “the boss.”

    And here’s Charlie singing about Will


    • Puffdawg

      Am I the only one that took the “boss” comment as a bandhanded compliment. Or maybe just a foreshadow of what we’re already expecting to come…?


  14. GShock

    I’d like to be excited about the “dysfunction” that seems to be brewing at UF; however, isn’t it going to be that much worse for us UGA fans if (when) we lose to the Gators in J-Ville? I mean, Weis has been the butt of jokes throughout college football since his first ND speech and I fear the day I have to see his lard ass celebrating on the sidelines against us.


  15. Go Dawgs!

    It’s too bad Muschamp has clamped down on coverage around Gainesville. This has “ESPN Reality Show” written all over it.


  16. JaxDawg

    Jeremy Foley has proven, with the exception of Zook, to be terrific at selecting head coaches at Florida. In fact, I keep waiting for FL athletics to dip but the fact is that it will not as long as Foley is employed there.

    To that, regardless of what I/you all may think about Will, the sonofabitch can coach defenses and has a pretty darn good offensive mind at OC. You can make fun of the guy’s physique, but the gator’s potential combination at O and D has the potential to be very potent personalities aside that is. Do I see Florida maintaining their 20-year dominance? No, but Meyer to Muschamp isn’t the same as Dooley to Goff and unless Richt and McGarity work really, really hard during that offweek, things are likely to be the same in 2011. Long term, I’ll give Foley as his program the benefit of the doubt.


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Foley is a front man, always has been. The real brains in Gainesville was Greg McGarity and he is in Athens now. It might not be next year when it first shows up, but the series has already turned UGA’s way. Just give it time.


    • sUGArdaddy

      If you say so, Jax. I’m not sold on Will’s defensive prowess yet. We flat out owned him the last few times we played against his D. Greenie against his LSU D in ’04. Stafford against his Auburn D in ’06. Moreno & Stafford against his Auburn D in ’07. And we owned him in Baton Rouge in ’03, too. We just couldn’t catch the dadgum ball.

      Of course, he put up solid D’s at all his stops, but we faired better than anyone against him. But I’m not convinced he has the head coach make up yet. He’s a crazy man. That’s awesome as a DC, but not many HCs have that personality. Stoic and intense is different than crazy and intense. Saban is the only one that pulls off crazy. Look at Meyer, Richt, Brown, Tressel, and Stoops and how they behave on the sideline. Can Will tone it down and thinking clearly in a game? Can he make the gameday decisions? We’ll find out. I’m not sure he’s ready. And I hope he falls flat on his face.

      The time is now for us Dawgs. We’ve got the QB who grew up in that state. They’re changing everything down there. We just signed an awesome class. We don’t just need to beat them this year. We need to beat them the next 2 years.


    • Proven?

      He’s 1-1. What does that prove?


      • JaxDawg

        2-1 in football – sos and meyer. Donovan in bball. bball coach is strong. shit the entire athletic program is strong. and don’t question me.


  17. Stoopnagle

    Needless to say, like every other Dawg-loving American, I’m praying for a trainwreck.


  18. Reptillicide

    I think Muschump is in over his head, personally.


  19. Mike

    This will not end well, I fear


  20. Cojones

    Making fun of overweight people only makes us smaller. We need to think of positive attentions for everyone. Like Weiss: Picture a t-shirt with gator eyes at chest lavel and the teeth at stomach level. It could go viral as the biggest toothy smile of all time.

    I feel smaller already.


  21. Cojones

    Now picture Mama Cass and Charlie side by side. With them facing away. Nude from the waist down. The photo would have to cover the area between two five yard markers.

    Now I feel like a midget.


  22. shane#1

    I heard an exNFL’er call Charlie a “dark room guy.” He meant that old Charlie is great at drawing up plays and designing an offense, but not an on the field coach. Charlie is not a people person, however, the idea of him up in the booth is a little scary to me.


  23. Irishdawg

    It’s not really about the coaching abilities of Muschamp or Weis; both are proven coordinators, without a doubt. What is amusing is the likely combustibility of the two. Weis is an arrogant, ambitious dick and Muschamp has a temper somewhere between an Irish boxer and Vlad the Impaler. There could be gunplay on the UF sideline and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.


  24. Slic Rick's Friend

    Will Muschamp is a traitor