The capper was a 17-0 shutout against Boston College, the Eagles' sixth win in a row over the Fighting Irish. Rumors started that Weis was on the hot seat and the Big Guy, apparently in panic, announced that he was going to take over the play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Mike Haywood.
Then Jason Whitlock, writing for Fox Sports.com, ripped Weis a new one, saying the coach threw his offensive coordinator under the bus knowing that Navy and Syracuse were next on the schedule, teams the Irish are expected to steamroll. By taking control, Weis was going to look like an offensive genius.
Only one problem with Whitlock's argument. Haywood suffered a death in the family last Friday and is attending a funeral on Thursday. He won't rejoin the team in Baltimore until shortly before kickoff against the Midshipmen. That's the reason Weis is calling the plays.
As for Weis being unemployed at the end of the season, it's not going to happen. Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick made that clear Wednesday.