January 2, 2007

Coaches assuming opposite roles

At the final press conference before Wednesday's Sugar Bowl contest between LSU and Notre Dame, it was pretty apparent that Charlie Weis was tired of being the coach of the underdog.

Weis, in his second year as Fighting Irish coach, bristled when questioned about the plan for keeping his team competitive in the game against the Tigers.

"Let's take a timeout," said Weis, interrupting the media member before he finished talking. "Don't ask me about being competitive. We're down here to win the game."

Even though Notre Dame has a 10-2 record, it has been cast in the role of an undermanned opponent for LSU, which also has a 10-2 record.


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