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Weis Is Offensive Coordinator

To the surprise of no one, Charlie Weis will be Notre Dame's offensive coordinator.

It was a move that was expected throughout this off-season, especially when he made the hires he did without any specific title changes.

The main thing, though, is that Weis hasn't ruled out coaching from the press box this year, either.

"Although it's on the lower end of the 50-50, it's not a 5 percent consideration at this point," Weis said. "You go upstairs, you obviously have to stay upstairs because the first time you go downstairs, you open yourself up for scrutiny.

"...Whatever that decision is, you have to do it on a fairly permanent basis."

It may also be part of the reason why Corwin Brown was promoted to associate head coach, because if Weis is in the booth, Brown would essentially become the voice on the field, which worked well during Notre Dame's win in the Hawaii Bowl.

Plus, Weis said, calling a game from the press box is better for an offensive playcaller. The move, it sounds like, will be dictated by whether Weis feels he has someone he can trust feeding him information from the booth to the sideline.

"Downstairs is more practical as a head coach," Weis said. "Upstairs is more practical as an offensive coordinator."