Janesville70°

All’s quiet on Irish front

Print Print
Associated Press
November 30, 2009
— Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis returned home Sunday from another disappointing loss, his future with the Fighting Irish in limbo.

Amid rampant speculation Weis will be fired, all was quiet around the Notre Dame football offices.


The team arrived in South Bend at 6 a.m. The coaches and players had the day off.


Athletic director Jack Swarbrick has said he would make a decision about whether Weis, who has six years left on his contract, will remain Notre Dame’s coach this week. So today could very well be a busy one around those same facilities that were sleepy and dark Sunday.


A message left on Swarbrick’s cell phone Sunday was not returned.


Notre Dame (6-6) finished its regular season with its fourth straight loss, 45-38 at Stanford on Saturday night.


Weis’ future is far from the only uncertain one these days at Notre Dame.


What happens to Weis could impact whether star quarterback Jimmy Clausen and receiver Golden Tate leave early for the NFL or stay for their senior seasons and if Notre Dame will end this season by going to a bowl game.


Weis skipped the postgame news conference following the Stanford game on Saturday night, but said last Sunday he’d have a hard time arguing if Swarbrick decided to fire him.



Print Print