Though the Notre Dame Fighting Irish might indeed end up beating the Stanford Cardinal, there’s now no doubt that coach Charlie Weis won’t be back.
And NFL source tells us that Weis already has cleaned out his office, in anticipation of being fired when the team returns to Indiana after the conclusion of Saturday’s game.
The clearest indication regarding Weis’ status came when he was informed that he would not hit the recruiting trail promptly after the final game of the regular season, but that he’d fly back to South Bend with the team.
November 30 is the first day of the official contact period, during which coaches may meet with prospects. With each recruit allowed to participate in six off-campus visits, it’s important for each school to get to the front of the line in the hopes of landing its targeted players. And the fact that Notre Dame has opted to block Weis from getting his work started surely means that someone else will be assembling the 2010 recruiting class.