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Charlie Weis wrote his death warrant as Notre Dame coach tonight after Connecticut — that's Connecticut — knocked off the Fighting Irish 33-30 in double overtime.
Weis now has the worst losing home record as a coach at Notre Dame — even worse that the laughable Gerry Faust, with a winning percentage of only .575.
For Weis, the result was a disaster, the latest example of being out-coached -- this time by Randy Edsel with a team considered far inferior in terms of personnel and draft picks.
Ironically, Zac Fraser the Notre Dame cast-off, played a key role in the winning touchdown when he handed off to Andre Dixon who ran almost unchallenged into the endzone.
The Irish looked like they were in it to win with a huge opening salvo, scoring touchdowns on two of their first three possessions. But a determined UConn Huskies team came back to tie in regulation.
So Weis sent his final class of seniors packing with a loss. It had all started so well for him, with his team walking onto the field, arms clasped around Weis in a rare show of solidarity for the beleaguered coach.
NBC analyst Pat Haden predicted after the game that not only was Weis gone, but QB Jimmy Clausen and wide receiver Golden Tate were also likely to go.
Clausen said earlier that Weis was the reason he came to Notre Dame, and he may now break for the pros. If he does, Weis' replacement will have a hugely difficult task next year.
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