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At Notre Dame, Brian Kelly Begins 'Dream' Job

Coach moves from undefeated Cincinnati to uninspiring Irish

(Newser) - The University of Notre Dame introduced its 29th football coach, with Brian Kelly jumping from undefeated and Sugar Bowl-bound Cincinnati to a Fighting Irish team that never lived up to expectations under Charlie Weis. “It’s no longer a dream, it’s a reality,” said the 48-year-old Kelly,...

Notre Dame Finally Fires Charlie Weis
 Notre Dame 
 Finally Fires 
 Charlie Weis 
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Notre Dame Finally Fires Charlie Weis

Revolving door more like wheel of fortune: school owes coach $10M

(Newser) - 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,...

Weis' Job on Line at Navy Tomorrow
 Weis' Job on Line 
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Weis' Job on Line at Navy Tomorrow

Coach has been a massive disappointment, and another Notre Dame loss is grounds for firing

(Newser) - Facing the possibility of a two-game losing streak to Navy, unthinkable for at least a half-century at Notre Dame, coach Charlie Weis has to pull a rabbit out of the hat tomorrow if he’s going to save his job, Jason Kelly writes in the South Bend Tribune. “Who...

Coaches Take Lessons From Iraq Troops

Mideast trip inspires grid bosses from Notre Dame, Auburn, Miami

(Newser) - Five big-name college football coaches toured the Middle East for five days, but it was they who came away star-struck by the troops—particularly the teamwork they witnessed among kids the same age as their own players. "We put signs up saying, 'Leave your egos at the door,'"...

Notre Dame Hands Freshman the Reins

QB will try to revive struggling Irish offense

(Newser) - With his team still licking the wounds from its season-opening loss to Georgia Tech, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has tapped a new QB: Freshman Jimmy Clausen will start for the Irish Saturday against Penn State. Said Weis, "I think that he was always ready mentally. It's just his...

ND Selects Starting QB for Opener
ND Selects Starting QB
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ND Selects Starting QB for Opener

Weis stays mum on name, says candidates have it 'all figured out'

(Newser) - Charlie Weis has told his QBs who'll suit up for Notre Dame's season opener against Georgia Tech. The coach says the choice is obvious, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, but he's aiming to retain the element of surprise by not releasing the name—except to the players."They've known for...

Weis Stays Mum on Irish's Starting QB

3 recruits compete for final slot, but no clear frontrunner

(Newser) - Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has yet to name a starting QB for the season, and won't until that season kicks off against Georgia Tech in September. Three recruits, Evan Sharply, Jimmy Clausen and Demetrius Jones, are vying to fill the pocket cleared by the beloved Brady Quinn, but the...

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