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Long-term approach

Brian Reimer | Tuesday, November 17, 2009

 Once again, talk in the ND community is replete with the question: “Do we fire Devine, Faust, Davie, Willingham or Weis?” What has often prevailed in the past is the short-term “Blame the coach and find the next Rockne” solution, often carried out in a way that comes across to the general public as panic.

My standpoint is as an alum who has lived out East for 25 years, and who has known parents whose children were recruited by Notre Dame but chose to play at other colleges.
 
The high school seniors of today can’t remember the 1993 run for the title. More importantly, they tend to want to play in a BCS conference.
 
I doubt that Notre Dame will improve in the long-term by firing Coach Weis. The University’s decision should not be “Weis or Coach X.” It should be “Big Ten or Big East.”
 
Brian Reimer
alum 
class of 1982
Nov. 16