Notre Dame AD: Playing With The Cards He Was Dealt

Posted by Brendan Collins on December-4-2009 Add Comments

The Notre Dame Head Football coach hire is far more complex than the Internet hype on  Stoops, Meyer, etc would indicate. The saying "he's a winner" carries less and less weight in college football as coaching salaries have gone from five to seven digits and high school recruiting rankings are almost as important as the win—loss record. So when ND athletic director Jack Swarbrick and company go into their private jet and head around the country interviewing candidates, there are several moves he will have to get right in order for Notre Dame to prosper in the future.

In essence Swarbrick is playing Texas Hold'em Poker and in order to win the hand, which would be landing a coach that brings long term success to a struggling ...

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