OT: Winning percentages of the last 3 ND head coaches

Submitted by oriental andrew on November 18th, 2009 at 10:53 AM

Thought about this after reading Doc Saturday's Weis Watch column.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Weis-Watch-…

This is just eerie...

Davie: 35-25 (0.58333)
Willingham: 21-15 (0.58333)
Weis: 35-25 (0.58333)

They all have the EXACT SAME winning percentage at this point in time, down to the repeating decimals. For all Weis' "genius," his results on the field are literally exactly the same as the vilified Davie and Willingham. Go figure.

Comments

DesHow21

November 18th, 2009 at 11:13 AM ^

the fact that his most successful year was with 100% TW's recruits and remove those wins (and losses), the great white fail is worse those those two guys while at same time walking away with 3 to 4 times the money. LOL @ ND AD.

spider

November 18th, 2009 at 12:53 PM ^

The recruits that were coming to Notre Dame are not too bad(typically finish in the top ten) so the "clamped down on academics does not really apply"

Look at Stanford...not too bad on the Academics and they seem to be doing pretty good this year

jmblue

November 18th, 2009 at 3:31 PM ^

The admissions argument is overblown. ND's standards for athletes are only marginally tougher than ours. They are nowhere near Stanford's. Fact is, ND has recruited plenty of talent. Only under Willingham did they fail to land top-10 classes.

Stewart52

November 18th, 2009 at 12:06 PM ^

The odds of us keeping a defensive recruit over the last 5 years is the EXACT SAME as the odds of Notre Dame winning a game the last 5 years. Well I guess technically the last 12 years. Weird.

Tater

November 18th, 2009 at 11:57 AM ^

ND is now in a position where they have to fire Weis or be (rightfully, in my mind) accused of racism. I'm pretty sure that's the last thing they want. It might actually be the "excuse" some of the trustees feel they need to get rid of him.

Instead of throwing Weis' words at his initial press conference in his face and saying his record is "not good enough," they can say, "Sorry, Charlie, but your record has put us in a bad position. I really wish we could keep you, but there is no way we can without the program being percieved as racist."

This is a variation of "deference to higher authority," and would work well in Weis' case. At any rate, I would recommend to Weis that he empty his desk really quickly after the last game; he won't be around too long after that. Maybe if he crawls back to the Patriots on his hands and knees, he can get his job back.

Nothsa

November 18th, 2009 at 12:56 PM ^

Just making it across the room on his hands and knees would probably take more strength than many of his players have.

His morbid obesity has always made cheap jokes easy with Weis, but I think it earns him additional contempt; right or wrong, we tend to see all that fat as a moral failing, and indicative of other problems.