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No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame epub

by Vic Carucci,Charlie Weis


No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame epub

ISBN: 0061206725

ISBN13: 978-0061206726

Author: Vic Carucci,Charlie Weis

Category: Memoris

Subcategory: Ethnic & National

Language: English

Publisher: It Books; First Edition edition (October 10, 2006)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB book: 1829 kb

FB2 book: 1936 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 946

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Charlie Weiss: No Excuses is a sport biography about former assistant coach in NFL and head football coach at Notre Dame between 2005 and 2009.

Charlie Weiss: No Excuses is a sport biography about former assistant coach in NFL and head football coach at Notre Dame between 2005 and 2009. As well as the Kansas Jayhawk football coach between 2012 and 2014. The book was published in 2006.

No Excuses details the rise of Charlie Weis from a high school football coach to a stint as an offensive coordinator and head coaching candidate in the NFL to the head coach of the storied Notre Dame football program. Weis certainly doesn't have the resume of most prominent head football coaches in the NFL. As a Notre Dame undergrad, instead of diagramming plays and obsessing about football like so many other head coaches in his position, Weis longed for a career as a sports broadcaster.

Through it all, Weis designed offensive schemes that would befuddle even the best defenses in the NFL, and he coached a number of players to greatness, including Pro Bowlers Ben Coates, Curtis Martin, and, of course, Tom Brady. The chance of a lifetime arrived in December of 2004: Weis was offered the opportunity to lead one of the most prestigious football schools in the country, Notre Dame-home of coaching legends Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine, and Lou Holtz. And so began a new chapter in Weis's career. Weis took over a program in dire need of direction, and now.

With Charlie Weis ND will return to it's glory. The book shows that Charlie Weis is the right Coach in the right place.

Weis was taught football by some of the best minds in the game: Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick . With Charlie Weis ND will return to it's glory. No Excuses: Read this book.

No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dameby Charlie Weis with Vic Carucci. No Excuses details the rise of Charlie Weis from a high school football coach to a stint as an offensive coordinator and head coaching candidate in the NFL to the head coach of the storied Notre Dame football program.

In his first season as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Weis was widely quoted as telling his team that they .

In his first season as head coach of the Fighting Irish, Weis was widely quoted as telling his team that they would have a "decided schematic advantage" against their opponents, apparently in the belief that his schemes and strategies developed in the NFL were superior to the schemes being run by other college coaches. Weis, Charlie & Carucci, Vic (2006), No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame, New York: HarperLargePrint, Template:Citation/identifier.

The Notre Dame Coaches’ Kickoff for Charity was first held in 2006 in New York City, then was followed by. .

The Notre Dame Coaches’ Kickoff for Charity was first held in 2006 in New York City, then was followed by the 2007 dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chicago hosted the most recent fundraiser on July 31, 2008. Weis is the author of a 2006 autobiography (written with Vic Carucci) titled No Excuses: One Man’s Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame. His wife, Maura, is author of a 2008 book (written with Jessica Trobaugh Temple) titled Miles from the Sideline – a journey with the Weis’ special needs daughter.

Weis, Charlie & Carucci, Vic (2006), No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame, New York: HarperLargePrint, ISBN 0061233072. Charlie Weis profile, CSTV. Borges, Ron (September 1, 2000). Coming to terms with the system". Retrieved 2009-10-06.

No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame. His main assets were his good intentions, his willingness to be coached, and an incredible work ethic fueled by insecurity caused by life experiences. Eddie was the opposite

No Excuses: One Man's Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame. Tales from the Dallas Mavericks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Mavs Stories Ever Told. Eddie was the opposite. He was highly athletic and had some skills.

Weis was taught football by some of the best minds in the game: Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Parcells would give him a life-defining break in 1990 by hiring him as an assistant on the New York Giants staff. For a Jersey guy who loved sports, this was a dream come true, especially when Weis won his first championship in his debut year in the NFL. He'd always wanted to be a sports announcer—the next Marv Albert—but he'd caught the coaching bug and was now in a position to learn from the best. And he did, following Parcells to the New England Patriots and then to the New York Jets. Under enormous pressure and exacting standards, Weis flourished and later became offensive coordinator.

When Parcells stepped down as coach of the Jets, Weis joined his colleague and friend Bill Belichick, who was the newly named Patriots head coach. Together they would thrive, building a storied franchise, a rare modern-day dynasty that won three Super Bowls in four years. Through it all, Weis designed offensive schemes that would befuddle even the best defenses in the NFL, and he coached a number of players to greatness, including Pro Bowlers Ben Coates, Curtis Martin, and, of course, Tom Brady.

The chance of a lifetime arrived in December of 2004: Weis was offered the opportunity to lead one of the most prestigious football schools in the country, Notre Dame—home of coaching legends Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine, and Lou Holtz. And so began a new chapter in Weis's career. Weis took over a program in dire need of direction, and now he is in the process of building his own legacy with his unique vision.

Off the field, Weis faced his other challenges. Seeking to improve his health and lose weight, he decided to get gastric bypass surgery. What he thought would be a routine procedure turned into a nightmare as he nearly bled to death, lapsed into a coma, and was read the last rites. It was a horrifying experience, yet he battled back in inspiring fashion and still demands nothing less of himself despite the long-lasting aftereffects.

He has had his joys, too. Weis considers his wife, Maura, his best friend. They have two beautiful children: Charlie, his "best buddy," and Hannah, who he and his wife consider their "guiding angel." Hannah is developmentally delayed and has been the inspiration leading to the establishment of Hannah and Friends, a nonprofit foundation seeking to improve the quality of life for people with special needs.

No Excuses is not only illuminating and insightful, it is an extraordinary look inside one of football's greatest minds who has helped shape today's game.

No Excuses details the rise of Charlie Weis from a high school football coach to a stint as an offensive coordinator and head coaching candidate in the NFL to the head coach of the storied Notre Dame football program.

Weis certainly doesn't have the resume of most prominent head football coaches in the NFL. As a Notre Dame undergrad, instead of diagramming plays and obsessing about football like so many other head coaches in his position, Weis longed for a career as a sports broadcaster. Having also gotten a degree in English, Weis found himself teaching and coaching sports in high school where he started to learn the nuances of the game. Through contacts Weis eventually wound up as an assistant coach at the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina he did some grunt work breaking down plays for the New York Giants. Noticing his work ethic and acumen, Weis was eventually offered a job by head coach Bill Parcells. The job was low on the pecking order but it gave Weis his start in the NFL. From there, of course, he climbed through the ranks, eventually following Bill Belichick, Parcells' long time defensive coordinator, to the New England Patriots where he served as offensive coordinator.

Three Super Bowl championships later and a brush with death after gastric bypass surgery to control his weight, Weis was offered a job as head football coach at his alma mater, Notre Dame, a job he just couldn't turn down.

This book really is not about football. It's mostly about Weis's rise through the ranks and his personal work and moral ethics that are the groundwork for what he teaches players and how he tries to conduct himself in the rough and tumble world of professional and big time college football. Much of his coaching philosophy comes from his sports crazed childhood and current family life, in which he has a special needs child. He seems to have a very solid foundation for a job that requires a great deal of leadership and motivational skills.

The biggest drawback of the book is a lack of material about the biggest games Weis has been involved in as a coach and his football philosophy (the X's and O's). There's little here about the day to day activities of a coach, nor is there a chronicling of the Patriots' Super Bowl winning seasons which Weis was an integral part of. Readers looking for a book about football or the New England Patriots (or the New York Giants) will be disappointed. I know I was, a little.

There is, however, a very good chronicling of Weis' near death experience after gastric bypass surgery and how Tom Brady, the New England Patriots' quarterback, helped his wife cope with the situation. It's a rather touching story about Brady and gives insight into why he is so well liked around the league.

Overall, this is a very readable, engaging book and interesting for football fans - despite that it talks little about football specifically.
Thought was very good read-Luv'd reading football side of Charlie & personal story-learned a lot about Coach Weis-book went from his childhood-high school/college football days-coaching hs football/NFL coaching staff-ND coaching yrs.. I liked CW as ND Coach what many might not realize besides football coach side of CW is tradition he started @ end of game (we all still look fwd too) when the Irish Football Players/Coaching staff/Team staff go to the Student Section of Stadium & led by ND Marching Band in singing ND Alma Mater-heartfelt tribute moment which unites the team/band/campus/alumni/fans. You saw @ ND games Young Charlie & Coach Charlie side by side @ home games & read in the book the close family bond. His family founded the organization "Hannah & Friends" named after their daughter Hannah who has autism-great organization has helped many children & their families. Respectable/Likeable Guy w/Big Heart-Beautiful Family. A good read for football & non-football fans!
Solid story. Easy reading. Nice behind the seens life of a football coach. A must for any PATRIOTS fan.
This is a very refreshing story of how an outwardly ordinary person with some extraordinary insight and self-confidence goes from being a regular kid to a top level coach, and how he balances his family life with his professional life. He doesn't dish dirt or tattle, and it isn't all about Notre Dame Football. He acknowledges success and failure without bragging about his system or complaining about setbacks. He doesn't breach the privacy of others to sell his story, so details of who said what and who did what are not there, though he does give plenty of credit where it is due. It's dignified but not stuffy or superior. You just can't help but admire him, and you wish you had a boss with his sense of priorities, directness, and honesty.

It really does hook you, so make sure you have plenty of time when you first open it to read the whole thing. I bought this for my spouse for Christmas. While wrapping it, I took a little peek. Two hours later I finished it. It was just too darn interesting to put down, and I am not a big football fan. Then I kept thinking about it and had to stop myself from quoting it (to keep from spoiling the surprise). When my spouse opened it on Christmas Day; I warned him that it would suck him right in. He laughed and took a peek. Now I have a nice picture him, surrounded by holiday chaos and kids, completely oblivious while reading this book cover-to-cover.

We both agree that this is a really terrific book. Since my spouse is a big Notre Dame fan (two ND degrees and grew up in South Bend), but I am not, I'd say that this book appeals to a wide variety of people.
This book by Charlie Weis describes his road from childhood through his first season as the head coach of the University of Notre Dame - including his years coaching with Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick.

The book itself is an easy read - and now many years in hindsight, is interesting in that the approach Weis used wasn't ultimately successful at ND, and some of his players - like Brady Quinn - weren't successful in the NFL either.

The tone and tenor of the book seems reflective of the man - but that isn't necessarily good. There is a pretty heavy dose of ego, and a certain pride in his ability to demean and "motivate" through embarrassment and disrespect. Where Weis shows significant compasssion and a soft and human side when discussing family and some friends - he also appears distant and condescending - and that comes across in the writing style.

Additionally, he unabashedly comes across as a "mini-Bill" (whether Parcells or Belichick), and while he has core values and approach, seems far more content to mirror and copy his mentors.

I would be interested in the follow up here in a few years after being the OC at the Chiefs and Gators, as well as the new HC of the Jayhawsks. I would love to see if maybe a touch of humility entered into his approach.