The University released an official statement this afternoon detailing the release of Notre Dame Football head coach Charlie Weis.
Jack Swarbrick, the University's Athletic Director stated, "We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations. As an alumnus, Charlie understands these goals and expectations better than most, and he's as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results."
According to the release, Swarbrick recommended Weis' release to Father John Jenkins on Sunday night. Father Jenkins stated, "We have established an evaluation process for all of our athletic programs that, in the end, results in a recommendation from Jack to me. I accepted Jack's decision and look forward to working with him on selecting a new head football coach who is the very best choice possible for the University and especially for our student-athletes. I am most appreciative to Coach Weis for his service to Notre Dame...He and his family have my prayers and best wishes."
A press conference is scheduled for 6pm EST and can be viewed live at www.und.com
The rumor mill has been churning for months over who ND's top prospects and ultimately new head coach will be. Names ranging from former Tampa Bay Buccaneers' head coach John Gruden to Cincinnati Bearcats' current coach Brian Kelly.
Well, if we've learned one thing from the past few years, the hiring experience will certainly be...interesting. Pray for us, our Mother, that it is also successful!
All right, BA, we would love to hear your opinions on ND's hottest topic! Are you sorry to see Weis go? Or have you been counting the minutes till our next coach? Whatever your thoughts, fill the comment box.
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