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Charlie must stay

Tim Campbell | Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I will be the first to admit that I do not know everything about football and I am just as unhappy as the next guy about this year’s football season. What I do know, though, is that I am not at practice every day. I am not privy to all the information that the coaches have. I do not know the players personally, nor do I have a good idea of what they are really capable of on the football field. It takes a lot of time and knowledge to have that kind of understanding of 80-however many guys are on a football team. Most of the time it’s a paid position; they’re usually called coaches.

I am really tired of hearing people all over campus talking about the football team, how terrible we are and how Charlie Weis should be gone. Everyone is positive that he is out there making the wrong calls for our football team and not giving them a chance to win. He is going against conventional football wisdom. The Navy game was full of questionable decisions on Weis’s part; ones that went against conventional football wisdom.

Conventional wisdom is just that, though; conventional, it is for when things are ordinary. Things are far from normal with this year’s football team. It is an unconventional year. Conventional wisdom might have to be left behind in order to give us a chance for victory.

That being said, we are all entitled to our opinions, but don’t be so adamant about how poorly Weis is coaching and how terrible of a decision maker he is. You aren’t at practice. You don’t know what the coaches know, and you don’t know what each player is capable of under every circumstance in the game. If you ever gain access to all that information, then say all you want and be sure of it. Until then, just remember that there are more informed people out there running the football team and they are sure doing a better job than me, and probably you, too.

Tim Campbell


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