Notre Dame Searches for New Football Coach
December 2, 2009
Notre Dame has fired their over-promising and under-performing head football coach, Charlie Weis. Rumors are spreading like wildfire for who will replace Weis. Especially after athletic director, Jack Swarbrick promised to return the school to the era of Knute Rockne, Ara Parseghian, Frank Leahy and Lou Hotlz. We’ve already heard the names of some pretty heavy hitters as possible candidates: Tony Dungy, Bob Stoops, Jon Gruden, Urban Meyer, Kirk Ferentz, Gary Patterson, Brian Kelly and Jim Harbaugh.
Not a background check story? Think again. Everyone remembers a few years back when Notre Dame hired an up and coming coach named George O’ Leary to return the team to prominence following a less than stellar performance by his predecessor Bob Davie. Unfortunately, O’ Leary only lasted a couple days on the job and was unceremoniously terminated because the school found out through media reports that he committed resume fraud and lied about his academic credentials. Doh! A simple Education Verification would have saved them the embarrassment that followed.
Here’s hoping they decide to conduct a thorough background check on whoever they bring in. It will save them time, money and unwanted media attention.