Notre Dame really owes Willingham an apology

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

C'mon, Domers, let me hear it. Sorry, Tyrone. I'm sorry, can you repeat that? Sorry, coach Willingham.
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Sep 19, 2007
 
AMEN...so sad to see ND struggling!
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Sep 19, 2007
 
Once again you are wrong Kravitz. Notre Dame does not owe an apology to Willingham. College football depends on recruiting as much as anything. According to Rivals.com , Willingham's four recruiting classes ranked #24,#12,#32 and #40 in the nation for an average ranking of 27 (take off your shoes and socks so you can do the math Kravitz), Notre Dame could see this pattern of BAD recruiting classes and so let Willingham go because they knew 26 other teams were doing a better job of recruiting. Weis's recruiting classes ahave been ranked #8,#8 and this years class is the #1 ranked class. The only mistake Notre Dame made is giving Weiss such a long term contract before he could prove he could do something with top notch talent that he recruited. The end of next year will tell wether Weiss should catch the next bus out of South Bend or not.
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Sep 19, 2007
 
Sorry, but I disagree. Ty was unable to recruit players and it is now showing. At any level it is NOT about coaching, but about the players. If my players are better than your players I win. Better coach? No, better players.
The Gipper

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#5
Sep 19, 2007
 
Kravitz your a Duma**! The other side of that crap your writing is ND is trying to win with all underclassman in key positions. The Dommers owe Ty nothing but thanks for a nice try and digging such a nice hole. All the ND haters are out in full force and the cry babies that must be weeded out on ND will show just how comminted they are to the school that gave them a free ride for one great education.
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Sep 19, 2007
 
Willingham brought in Quinn, Smardzia(sp), Walker, Zbikowski and others. Yes, he should have brought in more quality players, especially on defense and the o-line, but who has Weis brought in? I'm not going to give up on the freshmen, but the sophomores and the juniors should be doing something. They've looked like they have nothing on the field the first three games, which is absolutely unheard of at ND. I thought when they fired Willingham it was too early to be justified and it was unfair. And none of his teams looked anything near this bad. If fair is fair, they have to fire Weis.
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#7
Sep 19, 2007
 
Now Weis' first year was awesome, but technically that was Willingham's team. Could a coach walk in next year and do that? It looks like it'll be almost impossible to go .500. Weis impressed everybody by bringing in legends when he first got to ND, but where are they now? Will they be too embarrased to show up because of this year's pathetic team? Will they want to show up at say the USC-Notre Dame game this year? Those same legends that went to that big game in Weis' first year should have to go there this year as well. Yes it is humiliating for ND to be this bad.
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#8
Sep 19, 2007
 
Notre Dame doesn't owe Ty Willingham anything. It doesn't have to be a Ty or Charlie thing. It needs to be a recognition on ND's part that neither is the right coach for the job. Finish the season, be honest in evaluating Charlie's potential for success as a HEAD coach of a COLLEGE team and move on.
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#9
Sep 19, 2007
 
That's what I like about Bob Kravitz, he pulls no punches, he tells it like it is and don't give a rats rump who cares! This time he hit the nail dead on the head!!
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#10
Sep 19, 2007
 
This team has reaped what it has sowed!
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#11
Sep 19, 2007
 
I'm saving this article to email back to Bob in 2 years.
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#12
Sep 19, 2007
 
the reason ty was released was he was not doing the job he was getting paid for. especially recruiting where he left the cupboard almost completely bare.

the reason cw is struggling this year is because tyrone was not doing the job he was getting paid for. especially recruiting where he left the cupboard almost completely bare.

the reason tyrone is doing well right now at ew-dub is because he inherited a team loaded with upper classmen. he will turn that around soon just like he did at n.d.

if this is too difficult for you to understand, try getting a job that doesn't require thinking. unfortunately for you, the one you have does and you're not equipped.

and you might start by saying,'sorry, n.d., i didn't do any research before i wrote this atrocious piece of misinformation in a very public venue. i hope no one is hurt by my grievous error. i promise to quit and get a job a walmart where i don't have to be accountable and don't have to think.'

loudly, please.
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#13
Sep 19, 2007
 
Go Purdue
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#14
Sep 19, 2007
 
I don't really agree with this article but love that ND sucks. Go Boilers
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Sep 19, 2007
 
"At any level it is NOT about coaching, but about the players."

If that were the case, Ron Zook would be winning championships left and right.
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Sep 19, 2007
 
Did it ever occur to you that Ty wanted
out? I understood that he was given chances to change his staff and some of his approaches to recruiting and he refused. I thing it's pretty clear that Charlie retooled Ty's players and
we saw 2 bowl bids because of his use of talent. Yes it's an ugly start and will get worse. What we are seeing now is the result of Ty's last 2 years of
poor performance not only on the field but off. He chose to fall on his sword rather than replace his staff. I do thank him for that decision because Charlie's going to Win and he will recruit the players to Notre Dame and I
heard that he'll even come out of his office and shake their hands and welcome them!
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Sep 19, 2007
 
"According to Rivals.com , Willingham's four recruiting classes ranked #24,#12,#32 and #40 in the nation for an average ranking of 27 (take off your shoes and socks so you can do the math Kravitz), Notre Dame could see this pattern of BAD recruiting classes and so let Willingham go because they knew 26 other teams were doing a better job of recruiting. Weis's recruiting classes ahave been ranked #8,#8 and this years class is the #1 ranked class."

Yes, and we all know that ratings services are infallible. Shoot, let's not even play the games. Instead, we can just compare rating services scores. Whoever has the highest rating wins!
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Sep 19, 2007
 
"you might start by saying,'sorry, n.d., i didn't do any research before i wrote this atrocious piece of misinformation in a very public venue. i hope no one is hurt by my grievous error."

If a school with Notre Dame's history and advantages is hurt by a newspaper opinion piece then they are in even worse shape than I thought.
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#20
Sep 19, 2007
 
Seriously Bob, shut up. You're so predictable. Weis has pumped more talent into the team the last 2 years as well as for next year than Willingham ever did. Notre Dame will be just fine for next year.
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#21
Sep 19, 2007
 
Bob you are right! I don't agree with you hardly at all; but this time you hit the nail on the head...the DOMERS should apologize to Ty...The Big Guy seems to be lost: It's his team and I can't see them winning 3 games this year and maybe 5 next year...
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#22
Sep 19, 2007
 
Wonder what will happen if the Irish don't win a game this year? Looking ahead at their schedule, that's a possibility. Unless if the OL and Jimmy Clausen become Joe Montana, I don't see them manhandling Michigan State, USC, or even Stanford.

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