Weis plans more active role with Irish offense

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis plans to take a more active role with the Irish offense following their 17-0 loss to Boston College.

Weis hinted strongly Sunday night that he might get more involved in play calling - a role he gave up before the season so could focus on coaching the entire team.

Weis was hired as the coach of Notre Dame based on his reputation as the play-caller for the New England Patriots after helping lead them to three Super Bowl victories. But on Saturday night against the Eagles the Irish offense looked inept. Their run game managed just 66 yards on 21 carries and Jimmy Clausen completed 26 of 46 passes for 226 yards and four interceptions - double his previous game-high.

Two straight losses have left the Irish (5-4) a victory shy of being bowl eligible heading into Saturday's game at Baltimore against Navy (6-3).

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