Notre Dame Finally Fires Charlie Weis

Revolving door more like wheel of fortune: school owes coach $10M
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 2:33 PM CST
Notre Dame Finally Fires Charlie Weis
Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis answers a questions during a news conference Sunday Nov. 22, 2009, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame fired Weis today.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

After months of speculation, Notre Dame pulled the trigger on Charlie Weis today, firing its head football coach with 6 years and at least $10 million left on his contract. Saturday's loss to Stanford, which left the Fighting Irish with a 6-6 record in Weis' fifth year at the helm, evidently was the last straw for AD Jack Swarbrick. Weis, an ND grad, was "as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results," Sawbrick told the Chicago Tribune.
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