Let’s not overcomplicate a process that already should have begun at Notre Dame.
If Jack Swarbrick decides Brian Kelly is his top candidate, he should make the Cincinnati coach an offer. Notre Dame’s athletic director should give him an exclusive, 48-hour negotiating window after which any potential deal will be withdrawn.
If news leaks, the offer is off the table.
Swarbrick told ESPN on Thursday that no decision has been made about Weis’ future, which is as it should be. There’s no reason to make a public announcement with two games left on the schedule.