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Weis made right call

Letter to the Editor | Monday, November 5, 2007

In response to Chris Malherek’s “Football, not fans, a disgrace” (Nov. 1) I can only say I partially agree. However, we cannot place the full weight of this season’s struggles on the team or even Charlie Weis. We simply do not have experience. We start double the amount of freshman and sophomore players as our opponents. Our upper classes are small, and the talent is lacking. Weis’ top recruits just need some playing time and they will take us back to the top.

Regarding the Navy game, many Notre Dame fans were upset by Weis’ decision to pass the ball on fourth-and-7 late in the fourth quarter when the game was tied. A field goal would have put us up by 3. Why not kick it? Simple: We do not have a kicker that can kick a 41-yard field goal into the wind during practice, so why now? Brandon Walker’s longest warmup at that side of the field was 37 yards. Our chances are better when we go for it than when we try to kick.

Matt Mooney

sophomore

Alumni Hall

Nov. 4