T wo weeks before Christmas in , the University of Notre Dame announced that it was hiring Charlie Weis to be its new head football coach. It was, in some respects, an occasion more for relief than for celebration. A few days later he was fired, and Notre Dame again began scrambling to find a new coach, eventually selecting Weis. Football is critically important to the Notre Dame brand. For better or worse, millions of Americans know the university not for its outstanding academics but for its iconic football team. Not even Alabama or Ohio State has this sort of deal.
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College football: Is Notre Dame underrated?
There is no debate: despite its recent struggles, Notre Dame has one of the best football programs in the history of college football. Their storied history consists of 11 national championships and seven Heisman trophy winners. The Irish have had several coaches at the helm, guiding their program and shaping it into what it has become today. Note: Instead of having pictures of old men, some of the pictures are of Notre Dame cheerleaders, mascots and fans. But mainly cheerleaders. I'm sure there won't be many complaints. A list of Notre Dame coaches who fell short of the top
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George O'Leary resigned as Notre Dame football coach less than a week after being hired, following revelations that he lied about his academic and athletic background. O'Leary claimed to have a master's degree in education and to have played college football for three years, but checks into his background showed it wasn't true. O'Leary was a student there but did not receive a degree, said John Beckman, assistant vice president for public affairs at NYU. O'Leary, 55, also never earned a letter playing football at New Hampshire even though his biography says he earned three.
A scandal should be something especially unusual, something we are no longer immune to. College athletes not living up to the standards of NCAA academic sanctity? It registers with me in regards to non- student-athletes and scholastic reputation no more than the average college sports fan.