March 20, 2009

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis plans to coach the Fighting Irish from the field next season. At least that's the plan for now.

After announcing last month that he would resume calling plays for the Irish, Weis said he was considering moving up to the press box during games after the success Notre Dame had in its 49-21 win over Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl.

Weis moved upstairs for that game because he was on crutches with two bad knees. He decided to come back down after talking with coaches including the New England Patriots' Bill Belichick and the Philadelphia Eagles' Andy Reid.

Still, Weis said Friday his knees could sometimes force him to watch games from upstairs.