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Can’t teach heart

Oliver Chmell | Monday, November 23, 2009

With respect to our football team, although they are incredible athletes, you guys have no heart. I expect that every student on this campus — most of whom know next to nothing about football — will be reaming head coach Charlie Weis for the loss of the football team to the University of Connecticut.

The thing that none of you students realize is that Coach Weis showed no shortcomings in leading our team. Although our defense lacked preparation, that is not why we lost. We lost because our Fighting Irish lack heart. Heart is not something you can teach, it is something that can be instilled not by words, and rarely by actions; it is something that grows among the team.

Students and fans, our team does not lose because of Coach Weis, it loses because of a lack of heart.


Oliver Chmell


Morrissey Manor

Nov. 21