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Notre Dame fires Weis after 5 seasons

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (KWWL) - Notre Dame has fired coach Charlie Weis after a string of disappointing seasons that was capped by an agonizing four-game losing streak.

Athletic director Jack Swarbrick announced the decision Monday, saying in a news release "We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations."

Swarbick says he recommended to the university president Sunday night that Weis be let go with six years left on his contract.

Assistant head coach Rob Ianello will step in for Weis until a new head coach is hired.

Following a 6-2 start, the losing streak began and as it progressed Weis' future was in doubt.

Weis finishes 35-27 in five seasons, worse than his two predecessors, Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie.

Online News Director Nate Leding

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