Charlie Weis is out as Notre Dame head football coach, a source close to the program told the Daily News.All signg point to Cincinnati Coach Brian Kelly as the odds-on favorite to get the job. In addition to being undefeated this season, Kelly also has what Weis never did before he got this job: prior head coaching experience.
AD Jack Swarbrick has decided to make a change after Weis finished the season with a 6-6 record and four straight losses to Navy, Pitt, Connecticut and Stanford.
Weis coached Notre Dame for five years and leaves with a 35-27 record. He has told friends in South Bend he has at least six offers from NFL teams to become their offensive coordinator.
This past weekend against Stanford Weis refused to do halftime and postgame media interviews. He reportedly cleaned out his office Thursday before the team left for the West Coast. Weis is not the only one apparently leaving. Junior quarterback Jimmy Clausen was seen giving his football helmet to his familly following a 45-38 loss to Stanford in which he threw five touchdown passes, a strong indication he will declare for the NFL draft.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Surprise! Notre Dame Fires Charlie Weis
Don't feel bad for the guy. He'll walk away with millions and likely step right back in as an offensive coordinator in the NFL. And there's sure to be no shortage of suitors.