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  1. Weis has no knowledge of any decision on his future

    Nov 17, 2009, 1:38 PM EST

    For those expecting fireworks during Charlie Weis’ standard Tuesday press conference, they were disappointed. With Weis’ Sunday press conference canceled Sunday, he took the first segment of the presser to answer questions regarding the Pitt game then moved straight on to UConn. Still, the most interesting bit from the press conference came when he asked…

  2. Cliff Notes guide to the case against Charlie

    Nov 17, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    I’m not here this morning to change anyone’s opinion. Most of us have made up our mind on what the fate of Charlie Weis should be. But if I have a complaint, it’s when the big dogs come out and weigh in on a coach under fire. Dan Shaughnessy, one of the finest sportswriters in…

  3. Gruden locks in "exclusive extension" with ESPN

    Nov 16, 2009, 1:00 PM EST

    In what has to be one of the more carefully crafted news releases I’ve ever read, Jon Gruden and ESPN have “agreed to an exclusive multi-year agreement with the company. Gruden has made a commitment to remain with ESPN.” As our friend Mike Florio over at PFT discussed, this could mean just about anything, and…

  4. Swarbrick talks buyout and coaching status

    Nov 16, 2009, 11:00 AM EST

    Credit Matt Hayes of The Sporting News for getting to Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick. Hayes was able to get a rare comment out of the man sharing the spotlight under the Golden Dome with besieged head coach Charlie Weis. When Hayes asked Swarbrick if economics would play a factor into the decision to…

  5. The good, the bad, the ugly: Pitt

    Nov 16, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    So I took Sunday off from writing about the Irish. Mental health day let’s call it. It was a beautiful November day in Southern California,  not a cloud in the sky, a temperature you might as well have dialed up on the thermostat, and I had myself a nice lazy Sunday. I have a feeling…

  6. Five things we learned: Notre Dame vs. Pitt

    Nov 14, 2009, 11:32 PM EST

    It’d be so much easier if things were cut and dry. But once again, Notre Dame loses, and it doesn’t even begin to tell the story. For much of the game, the Irish were shut down offensively, failing to get into the red zone for the entire first half while the defense held it’s own…

  7. Irish need to win with style

    Nov 14, 2009, 4:00 PM EST

    Having never met Jack Swarbrick and having no idea how the man thinks, I can only assume that he’s a smart guy with a better grasp on Notre Dame football than just about every person out there. There is no one who knows Charlie Weis better, no one who can judge the work of the…

  8. Weekend Primer: Interesting Framing by ESPN…

    Nov 13, 2009, 10:47 PM EST

    … Watching the promos for the ND-Pitt game tomorrow, interesting choice by the ESPN brass to show one of the only big plays that Golden Tate didn‘t make this year, where a go route falls from his hands against Michigan that would’ve been a sure touchdown… Wonder what angle we’ll be hearing about tomorrow on…

  9. Deciphering what Pitt we'll see

    Nov 13, 2009, 4:30 PM EST

    I’ve thought long and hard about this weekend’s game. (A loss like the Navy game will do that to you…) Yet the more I think about Pitt, the more I’m just not sure of what we’ll actually see out there. I understand that the AP Top 25 has Pitt ranked eighth, the BCS has the…

  10. And in that corner… the Pitt Panthers

    Nov 13, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    This weekend’s matchup with No. 8 Pittsburgh certainly got more interesting with Notre Dame’s shocking loss to Navy. What looked like a battle for a BCS bid now looks like a battle for Charlie Weis’ survival. Pitt has slowly worked its way up the rankings, and has ascended into the top ten for the first…

  11. Brown takes issue with Navy coach's comments

    Nov 12, 2009, 10:30 AM EST

    (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) Before Corwin Brown spoke about the upcoming game with Pittsburgh, he had to get something off his chest. Specifically, Brown took issue with Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo’s comments in his postgame press conference, where he made a comment that started with “I really hope this doesn’t come across wrong,” that called out…

  12. Wannstedt talks Irish

    Nov 12, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    Dave Wannstedt met with the media to discuss the showdown this Saturday night with Notre Dame. Here are a few observations: * Wanny was certainly complementary of the offensive weapons Notre Dame has. He said quarterback Jimmy Clausen “is playing as good as any quarterback around.” After watching tape on all of Pitt’s opponents, Wannstedt…

  13. Davie talks about the Notre Dame hot seat

    Nov 11, 2009, 5:00 PM EST

    Few people are as qualified to talk about life on the Notre Dame hot seat as well as Bob Davie. Out of college coaching since he was relieved of his head coaching duties, Davie now broadcasts football games for ESPN and ABC. Davie was on ESPN Radio this morning with Colin Cowherd to discuss the…

  14. Weis moves forward

    Nov 11, 2009, 7:30 AM EST

    While many look to circle the wagons, head coach Charlie Weis turned the page to eighth-ranked Pitt, in a game that might not have BCS ramifications, but now has a much more macabre feel for the embattled coach. As usual, Weis took questions from the assembled media, and this week fielded questions from ESPN’s Tom…

  15. Controversial fumble key ingredient in Navy upset

    Nov 10, 2009, 6:45 PM EST

    If you were to diagram the anatomy of an upset, Robby Parris’ fumble on the third play from scrimmage could qualify as the first crucial piece needed for a Navy victory. The only way Navy was going to win this football game was for Notre Dame’s offense to give up possessions, and starting in the…

  16. Kyle Rudolph out for the rest of regular season

    Nov 10, 2009, 12:10 PM EST

    Charlie Weis just announced that Kyle Rudolph will be out for the rest of the regular season. Rudolph’s injury isn’t a broken collarbone, but some type of muscle injury to the shoulder. There’s a chance that he’ll be back for Stanford, but Weis thinks it’s doubtful. Mike Ragone will replace Rudolph in the starting lineup…