Monday, November 30, 2009

Weis Out: The Official Announcement

From Notre Dame Website:

Nov. 30, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - University of Notre Dame head football coach Charlie Weis will not be retained, University director of athletics Jack Swarbrick announced today.

"We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations," Swarbrick said. "As an alumnus, Charlie understands those goals and expectations better than most, and he's as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results."

Swarbrick recommended the dismissal Sunday night to Notre Dame's president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

"We have established an evaluation process for all of our athletic programs that, in the end, results in a recommendation from Jack to me," Father Jenkins said. "I accepted Jack's decision and look forward to working with him on selecting a new head football coach who is the very best choice possible for the University and especially for our student-athletes.

"I am most appreciative to Coach Weis for his service to Notre Dame and our community. He and his family have my prayers and best wishes."

Weis spent five seasons as Irish head coach from 2005-09, with his teams achieving consecutive records of 9-3 (Fiesta Bowl appearance) in '05, 10-3 (Sugar Bowl appearance), 3-9, 7-6 (Hawai'i Bowl victory) and 6-6 in '09 - for an overall 35-27 mark (.564).

Swarbrick announced that Rob Ianello, the Irish assistant head coach/offense, wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator, will assume responsibility for football operations until a new coach is hired. Ianello has spent the past five seasons on the Notre Dame staff and previously was part of football staffs at Wisconsin (1990-93, 2003-04), Arizona (1994-2002) and Alabama (1987-89).


Andy said...

Smart that they kept Ianello in the fold.

Anonymous said...

CW's dismissal saddens me. I very much wanted him to succeed. He is an Alum and has brought back the recruiting.
From what I've read most of the recruits are sticking. You have to give CW credit for selling ND first.
God's speed CW and thank you for an exciting season (albeit frustrating).


Dekom said...

Everybody with a job, take one step forward. Not so fast, Charlie...

Jack said...

I was wishing Charlie would be retained .. Brian Bullock is the one I like for the new
ND HFC .. For the 2nd time this season, ND covered the point spread..all the games were close..

Anonymous said...

Hire Rich Rodriguez.

'shoes II