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ULM’s Weatherbie Dismissed, No One Cares

Weatherbie doesn't even get Kenny Powers... that's how insignificant he is

It is apparently not the best day to be a head football coach with the initials C.W. After Charlie Weis was shown the door in South Bend, Louisiana-Monroe follows suit and dismisses their own CW’d head man in Charlie Weatherbie, according to ESPN’s Joe Schad, who has his finger on the pulse of college football firings. Normally a firing at least gets you a bullet point on Sportscenter, but now Weatherbie gets the (dis)honor of not only being the least notable firing of the day, he’s the least notable firing of the day to a guy with the same initials. Welcome to unimportantville.

That brings our total of pink slips to 10 and we haven’t even hit the conference championships or Bowls yet. This is shaping up to be a tumultuous offseason, and believe me, as BSU fans, we know tumult.

As for Weatherbie, he is dismissed from ULM with a 31-51 record while racking up a 24-24 Sun Belt tally in his 7 seasons there. I guess that upset of Alabama back in 2007 is easily forgotten, as is the conference championship he tied for that year. Even more crappy for the Weatherbie brood is the fact that his son is the QB coach there, but something tells me that may be another vacancy.

This sort of up and down roller coaster of job performance is nothing new for Weatherbie, who took Navy to their first back to back winning seasons and Bowl trip in 15 years… then lost 26 of 35 before getting his pink slip in 2001. Maybe it gets easier the second time you get unceremoniously fired from a coaching gig. Someone should ask Lee Corso.

2009 Axe Man Victims
JD Brookhart – Akron
David Elson – Western Kentucky
Al Groh – Virginia
Steve Kragthrope – Louisville
Mike Sanford – UNLV
Mark Snyder – Marshall
Dick Tomey – San Jose State
Charlie Weatherbie – Louisiana-Monroe
Charlie Weis – Notre Dame
Tommy West – Memphis


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