Ahh it's good to be back on FanNation. I'm willing to bet most people here have no clue who I am, but I was indeed on this site for a while before taking an extended break, but am now making my return for no reason whatsoever other than looking to talk sports with hopefully solid group of individuals.
Anyways, now that I have that out of the way it's on to the true topic of this blog. Charlie Weis is going to remain Notre Dame's head coach?! I'll be honest here, when I first saw that on the bottomline on ESPN my jaw dropped.
The precedent was set with Ty Willingham and Bob Davie. It was made pretty clear that there are certain standards that need to be met with Notre Dame football. I thought I had a pretty good idea of what those standards were...you need to win and be in position to be playing in a BCS Bowl.
Charlie Weis' first year as head coach was good. Then after that ehh not so much in his favor. Charlie Weis was known as a great developer of quarterbacks..just where has this been with Jimmy Clausen? From every time I've seen Notre Dame play this year Clausen has been sporadic at best.
I am by no means a Notre Dame fan, but this is guy is not a good head coach. From 3-9 to 6-6, that's not a very impressive overall improvement. Someone fill me in..when was .500 at Notre Dame good enough? Why was the benchmark of "hey you did good job this year...continue to be our coach" become dramatically lower right after Willingham and Davie?
Was it the supposed buyout of his contract? 15 million is nothing to Notre Dame..even our current economic difficulties. Oh well, at least I get to sit back and watch Notre Dame sink further into college football obscurity.