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Notre Fame fires Weis

Notre Dame fired Charlie Weis after another unsuccessful season as head coach of the Irish (Photo: WNDU-TV) Notre Dame fired Charlie Weis after another unsuccessful season as head coach of the Irish (Photo: WNDU-TV)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame fired coach Charlie Weis on Monday after a string of disappointing seasons that was capped by an agonizing four-game losing streak.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced the decision, saying in a news release: "We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations."  

Swarbrick says he recommended to the university president on Sunday night that Weis be let go with six years left on his contract.

Weis leaves his alma mater with a 35-27 record in five seasons, among the worst of any Fighting Irish coach.

Assistant head coach Rob Ianello will step in for Weis until a new coach is hired.

Weis has six years left on a 10-year contract signed midway through his first season.

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