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Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Posted on: November 22, 2008 8:09 pm

... and some of its own players.

It doesn't get any worse than this for Notre Dame. You blow a 13-point lead at home to Syracuse which has just fired its coach and just happens to be quarterbacked by Adrian Dantley's son.

The student section pelted the Irish to the point that defensive lineman Pat Kuntz turned around and challenged the crowd after getting hit.

This is rock bottom for the Charlie Weis era. When the students are turning on you at home there is something fundamentally wrong. Even though Weis has seven years to run on his contract, money would not be an issue to buy him out (even though the buyout is reportedly $20 million).

Notre Dame is going to lose USC next week and go to the Sun Bowl (against Nebraska, most likely). The Sun people are ecstatic to get Notre Dame for the obvious reason that it would fill seats -- but would it? 

Don't listen to me, read the first three reactions from our Talk Back section:

Weis proving He's not more ways than one.  This was a disastrous loss, and Weis' snow job is coming to an end.  After they get pummelled by USC next week, and most likely lose a bowl game in late December, Weis should be fired pronto.

How the hell does ND lose to Syracuse at home (coming from a Cuse fan)?.

Not Up To Irish StandardsAt 6-4 and a game left with USC, Norte Dame gets a Bowl Bid just on their Name, Weis should decline any Bowl Game and save himself any further humiliation and enbarrassment. Although I don't think it will cost him his job this year, Irish learned their lesson with Willingham, would'nt it be ironic if Notre Dame hired Willingham back?  


Category: NCAAF

Since: Jun 21, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2008 10:32 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

NBC needs to take that contract, and tear it to shreads.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2008 10:28 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Actually ND hit bottom last year. 

Great though a "columnist" quotes random people who have no credibility whatsoever to prove a point. 

No S+++ ND is terrible again this year.  What do you want a Pulitzer or Nobel Prize for writing a crappy article that points that out.

I wasn't at the game they sure as hell didn't show the student section pelting the ND player with snowballs.  Were you there?

There's really a quote in here that ND would hire back Willingham that just lost EVERY F'ING game this year at Washington and has 4 recruits lined up to come in next year.

I don't really give a crap what you say.  Weis may not be the right man for the job but they are still a year or two from having the talent along with the experience to compete with the top teams.

But with all that there's no excuse for what happened today, or against Pitt, or Navy,etc, etc.

Weis isn't going anywhere this year but I don't think you can say the same for the rest of his staff.  Mainly John Latina.

Dodd, you just don't know what to do with yourself with your beloved USC Trojans about to miss out on the Rose Bowl. 

Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2008 10:26 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

I am a die-hard ND fan.  They suck no doubt and so does Charlie Weisk, but get off your Urban Meyer high horse.  He lost to Ole Miss at home.   He gets outcoached at least once or twice a year when he shouldn't  (Auburn and Ole Miss in the past 2 years at home) but he has great players.  I'd take Stoops in a heartbeat over Meyer.   Meyer runs a gimmick offense that wont work once Tebow's gone.  I will promise you that.   Great high school football players will always go to UF.  What's not to love about the school.  Meyer is a great recruiter (Weis is too, talent aint the problem at ND), but the rules are different at a public school.  My guess is that he'd be able to recruit, but also get outcoached.   ND is not going after Meyer, but I agree, they should fire Weis ASAP. 


Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2008 10:01 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Back2back  I hate to throw a fellow gator under the bus; but damn dude what are you thinking/worrying about?  If Urban wouldn't take take the ND job when they were loaded and had an NFL QB why would he think about it now?  ND isn't a good job anymore.  Why would he leave a team that is going to be absolutely loaded next year (on paper better than this year) to go to a team that sucks out load.  How many players on ND's roster could un the spread....?  None!!!!

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2008 9:41 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Man, do you think he would leave Florida after this year? I have to say that if Tebow leaves and Newton can't come back that it mnight be a good year for him to sneak out to South Bend. he might have a tough yea next year breaking in a young QB and he could get an ND team that will be chock full of upperclassmen. I dont see it happening I think if anyone gets the job its Kiffen.

Since: Nov 19, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2008 9:27 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Why would Urban ever leave perennial power Florida for the wasteland that is now Notre Dame?  It is a delusional idea to think that Notre Dame still is a national power and possible destination for a coach of his caliber. 

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2008 9:03 pm
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Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2008 8:49 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

The Gator Bowl was just happy ND kept the game close.  They'll still invite the not so Fighting Irish to play in their bowl no matter what the final score of the USC game end up at.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2008 8:41 pm

Notre Dame hits bottom ...

Notre Dame might want to cancel that TV contract with NBC.  They're probably losing recruits by the minute, making kids watch that stuff.  Why would anyone go to ND after a performance like that?  They have to do something to change the attitude at that school, otherwise I don't think we've seen them hit the bottom just yet.

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