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Charlie Weis wouldn't be surprised if he were fired

The Notre Dame football coach says a 6-5 record still isn't good enough for the Fighting Irish, but he doesn't plan to resign.

November 23, 2009|Wire Reports
  • Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis makes the rounds with his players before the start of their game Saturday against Connecticut.
Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis makes the rounds with his players before the… (Brian Spurlock / US Presswire )

Five years ago, Charlie Weis flat-out said a 6-5 record wasn't good enough for Notre Dame.

Notre Dame is 6-5 right now, after another home loss Saturday. And the Fighting Irish head coach wasn't backing off his initial comments. And he wouldn't be surprised if that standard cost him his job.

"I still agree with that," Weis said Sunday. "If they decide to make a change, I'd have to say I'd have a tough time arguing with them. Because 6-5 isn't good enough. Especially when we've lost five games by a touchdown or less and several three-point games right down to the wire. My intent is to be here. But if that were the rationale, it'd be tough for me to argue with that point."

As for a resignation, though? "That's not happening," Weis said.

Otherwise, Weis spent Sunday deflecting questions about his future and focusing on preparation for the season finale at Stanford.

And he added that he hadn't seen Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick since the two were in the locker room after that 33-30, double-overtime loss to Connecticut. So it appears that the Weis Watch will continue for at least another week.

Princeton fires Hughes as coach

Roger Hughes has been fired as the coach at Princeton after 10 seasons.

Hughes was 47-52 at Princeton, winning the 2006 Ivy League title and posting three winning seasons overall. His dismissal came one day after the Tigers beat Dartmouth, 23-11, to conclude their season with a 4-6 record.

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