Weis was supposed to be an "offensive genius" who would bring us a "decided schematic advantage."
We just amassed 91 total yards in a game against our biggest rival - only 9 of which came in the first half.
In year four of the Weis era.
I was a Weis supporter for 3 and a half years of his tenure here, but the stretch of games starting with Boston College was the worst Notre Dame football I've seen since... the first 6 games of last year. Which was the worst I've seen since... ever.
Much like the end of the Willingham era, when the team seemed to be regressing, the Weis team seems to be regressing as well.
Unlike the end of the Willingham era, I have hope for the future. This roster is stacked, and if we quickly hire a top notch coach, the recruiting class coming in can be held together.
But Weis should resign. Now.
To be fair, USC's defense is tops in the country, and they had two weeks to prepare for the Irish. But Weis' own book is titled 'No Excuses.' This is our rival, and the program by which we should measure our success.
Paul Johnson came into Georgia Tech and beat their rival in year one. And lest you think that Notre Dame faced a tougher task last night, remember that Georgia was preseason #1. And Georgia Tech was a team in it's first year of installing a triple option attack.
Notre Dame was in year four, and couldn't get a first down, much less a win.
While the firings of Davie and Willingham hurt like breaking up with a girlfriend, this breakup feels more like a divorce. Weis has become an integral part of the Notre Dame family (despite the charges of his arrogance and abrasiveness), and is committed to the school and the community.
But this marriage just isn't working anymore.