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Tolerate mediocre coaching

Letter to the Editor | Thursday, November 13, 2008

Regarding mediocre or worse coaching, it should be obvious that better coaches have not wanted the Notre Dame head coaching job. If the administration had found better coaches than Davie, Willingham and Weis who were willing to take the job, we would not be in this mess. Has anything changed in that regard? No, and it probably won’t. The job is a huge pressure cooker and too many fans and students only make matters worse by calling for Weis to be fired ASAP. We should be patient and tolerant while requiring excellence at the same time. A little more patience and tolerance by fans and students would help in attracting a future top caliber coach. Think about it, no elite coach would come to a school which has a track record of firing two consecutive coaches after only three or four years on the job. Even though he may not deserve it, we need to have patience with Weis for at least a couple more years. Who knows, he might even get his act together in that time.

Jackson Davisalumclass of 1967Nov. 12