His confidence is buoyed because of his trust in his coaches and the schemes. He hired former Dallas Cowboys Coach Dave Campo as the defensive coordinator and Weis maintains some control over the offense, which has no designated coordinator.
Yet Weis believe he'll be better this time because he'll learn from his first time.
"Anytime you've taken a job and you go through an experience and you end up getting let go from a job, what you do after you have some time away is you kind of reflect and look back and say, 'What things would I do different?'" Weis said. "I can't tell you the number of things that I looked at on that list and said, 'Weis, how stupid can you be?' There are so many things you did the first time around, you sit there and say, 'Why did you do that?'"
What many still remember about his time at Notre Dame was his immediate confidence and the proclamation the Fighting Irish would be at a "decided schematic advantage" with his offense. That's never left Weis.
It was WVU Coach Dana Holgorsen who on Monday's Big 12 coaches teleconference said his team and coaches would be at a "major schematic disadvantage" against Weis and his coaches.
That, though, came after Weis seemingly simplified WVU's success on offense this season, particularly with regard to quarterback Geno Smith and receiver Tavon Austin. Weis spoke of the play where Austin comes in motion and Smith tips the shotgun snap forward to Smith and said "that counts as a completed pass, by the way."
Weis did marvel at Austin's ability and the way he ran away from Iowa State's defense on a the touch pass touchdown last week - a play Smith hailed afterward as the right call at the right time.
"He just outruns everyone," Weis said. "That's not coaching now. I'm sure everyone would like to sit there and stand in line and take credit for that, but that's just unusual talent, unusual speed."
Weis was nevertheless complimentary of the Mountaineers and said they have "as dynamic an offense as you could possibly go against."
Later in the conference call, Holgorsen would mention Smith and Austin before their final home game and say fans should want to see them because they're "two dynamic football players I really don't have to coach very much because they just make plays on their own."
Contact sportswriter Mike Casazza at mi...@dailymail.com or 304-319-1142. His blog is at blogs.dailymail.com/wvu.