Notre Dame fires coach Weis

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 1:55pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A person familiar with the decision says
Notre Dame has fired coach Charlie Weis.

The move comes after a string of disappointing seasons that was
capped by four agonizing losses, including the regular-season
finale on Saturday night at Stanford.

The person confirmed the firing to The Associated Press on the
condition of anonymity because the official announcement had yet to
be made.

The New York Daily News first reported the firing.

A brash offensive coordinator with the NFL champion New England
Patriots when he was hired five years ago, Weis raised Irish
expectations with back-to-back appearances in BCS bowl games in his
first two seasons.

Since then, one of the nation's most storied football programs
has gone 16-21.

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