So Long Charlie, and Thanks

Posted by Deke Barron on November-15-2009 Add Comments

As I watched the Notre Dame-Pitt game tonight, I couldn't help but get the feeling I was watching a death row inmate walk to the electric chair. The Charlie Weis era seemingly will end in year five. Before we all bury Charlie Weis, let's remember what he did for this program.

Charlie Weis inherited a bare cupboard from Ty Willingham. Whomever follows him at the Golden Dome will not have a similar problem. Notre Dame's roster is full of athletic, talented players for the next coach to make a splash with. Charlie Weis proved it is possible to recruit at Notre Dame despite the lofty academic standards and lack of a real recruiting base.

Despite never taking the program to the heights many envisioned, Weis did bring Notre Dame ...

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