Here is a copy of a letter sent to Charlie Weis from one of the Directors of the ND Club of Greater Orlando. This was sent to us from a reader who recieved it.

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November 5, 2007
Mr. Charlie Weis
Head Football Coach
University of Notre Dame
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Dear Coach Weis:
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At some point, a defining moment comes along that will stay with you for the rest of your career, or at least your career at a particular institution. Unfortunately, your defining moment has come and gone and it will be remembered for the lack of preparation, coaching acumen and playing performance on Saturday against the Naval Academy . The latest disaster to strike the Notre Dame football  program under your watch is unforgivable and for that I am asking you to resign immediately.
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In a vacuum, one football game does not make a season; however, Notre Dame has collectively lost its confidence that you will be an effective leader of the Notre Dame football  program now or into the future. Two weeks to prepare for a one dimensional offensive and undersized defensive team and Saturday’s result is what we have to show for it? Earlier this season I was tempted to volunteer to come up and help coach the offensive linemen but I figured you and Coach Latina would get it right eventually. Now, I fear the problems with our program go much deeper than a handful of clueless offensive linemen.
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Your game playing with the quarterback situation has led to a fractured and disgruntled locker room, fan base and alumni network, with ill advised game planning, lack of attention to how important a quarterback’s role as a leader of a team is, and general unrest. Now we will have to listen to the pundits blast our beloved alma mater with cries of racism and favoritism since your predecessors (one that lacked the knowledge to coach, and one that lacked the passion to coach at a place like Notre Dame) were fired with much better records beneath them. And this talk of recruits coming in will turn things around? If I was being recruited by Notre Dame, and I watched Saturday, thinking my high school team could probably compete with Navy since a I-AA team beat them last week, I would have no confidence that the coaches recruiting me     1) would or 2) should be coaching me at Notre Dame next year. I am preparing for a lot more than just Little and Trattou defections on signing day this year.
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You, of all people, should understand that as a Notre Dame alum we have had people all over the world belittling our performance, with ourselves even using words like inept, embarrassing, frustrating, ashamed, disappointing, ridiculous, unprepared, and disgusting to describe your job performance - this even before the atrocity on Saturday. Those words should never, ever be associated with anything representing the lady on the Dome. In the past, there have always been the haters that we have had to defend our players and coaches against, much to our chagrin. And through 1-7 and multiple blowouts this year, I was patient (as asked of the national alumni board by Dr. White a couple of weeks ago) and a staunch supporter of yours, even up until Friday, but no more.
I am convinced that you have surrounded yourself with poor assistant coaches, have no idea how to motivate college athletes, and I feel like I was suckered into believing that you have one of the best football minds going. I know being a head coach is not a popularity contest, Coach, but you are a zero right now on that scale, and you will always be remembered as that guy that brought our football program to new lows. One of your postgame comments that the Navy streak did not matter to the players is inexcusable. What should matter to them? Making it on a 4th down gamble?!  Inexperience? This was game number 9! That excuse is passe. I am done making excuses for you, Coach.
For the good of our University,  please settle your long term contract so that Hannah and Friends has enough money to do what you have set out to do without bankrupting the University, and go back to doing what you were good at - an offensive coordinator in the NFL.
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Some men are not cut out to be generals, and there is no shame in that. Norv Turner is finding that out yet again with San Diego this year. Others learn from experiences and get better at the next stop in life, like one of your mentors Bill Belichick has done. Please cut the cord, and the losses, before you drain the life out of our beloved institution. As a Director of an Alumni Club for over ten years, I have seen the swell and swoon of alumni participation and student applications based on the success or failures of the football program. Be that what it may, it is a fact. We had to cancel our game watches after game three this year because they were costing us too much money to stay open. Other activities will come next. Friends are already cancelling get togethers because they have become funeral-like obsessions with the sad football program. Your lack of performance extends well beyond South Bend.
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Coming into this season, I didn’t think we would be good, but I never imagined that we would be this bad. We look uncoached, unmotivated and unprepared. It is time to move on and get someone that knows the college game “we tried this Faustian experiment” before and now we are zero for two. Please do the best thing for your University and its benefactors, constituents, students, and fans, and let us turn the page on your regime.
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In ND,
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Robert F. Thomson II ND 91, 92 MBA
P.S. Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando has a first year senior kicker by the name of Guerrero who won a game I recently attended wit h a 47 yard field goal that cleared the crossbar easily. You may want to look him up.
Cc:Â Dr. Kevin White