Many outside of South Bend (without Irish affiliation) were chuckling to themselves over Notre Dame’s loss to not-really-a-football-powerhouse Navy this past Saturday. But now it seems Weis, football God during his first year, might be have some problems with job security.
The situation for Weis is this: A loss at Pitt would leave Weis with a 35-25 record, the same record that got Bob Davie fired in 2001. It’s also the same .583 winning percentage that got Tyrone Willingham fired in 2004. A loss also would leave the Irish at 6-4, just a loss away from the record Willingham had in his last season when he was fired and Weis was brought in.
History doesn’t look very promising for Weis.
I almost feel bad cheering against a team I’ve generally loathed throughout my life (except during the release of Rudy), because then I feel like I’m actively hoping a guy looses his job. That’s not the case! If Weis is the guy who’s going to drive the Irish into the ground, then keep him on board! As a Buckeye fan, I was sad to see Lloyd Carr leave Michigan, because (as all Buckeye fans know) Coach Tressles favorite car to drive was Lloyd (hah! get it? Wordplay…).
After last year’s hilarious defeat at the hands of the Sisters of The Poor (Syracuse) football team and this year’s Navy loss, I fear Weis will be out of a job and we might be left without another, joyful Notre Dame loss next season.