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Something must be done

Letter to the Editor | Sunday, November 2, 2008

Over four years, we are 8-16 against teams with winning records; over the past two, we are 1-11, both including this year’s victory against currently 5-4 Stanford. In OT games, we are 0-3 under Weis. Enough is enough. If Weis was not an alumnus, there is no doubt in my mind that he would have been fired, probably following last year’s loss to Navy.This is not to say that our most recent embarrassment should be laid entirely at his feet. Our offense, with about 10 yards in the third quarter and a pathetic showing in all four overtimes, should also receive a large proportion of the blame. But game-planning and halftime adjustments are the job of the coach, especially one who supposedly does not call plays. At the least, someone needs to pay the price for Saturday’s poor second-half performance. Coach Weis may seem to be the most obvious and least deserving choice, but his history of poor halftime adjustments and worse record against good opponents show that he is not a good gametime coach. His recruiting has been a godsend to our University, but his coaching has been a disappointment. I vote that our football program needs a drastic change, and most change begins at the top.

Stephen MannjuniorStanford HallNov. 2