Future of Weis and Notre Dame at pivotal point

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Not shockingly, like in one of those time-lapse videos of sprouting weeds, the fictitious rumors and unsubstantiated character assaults burst forth this week.
For starters, word was Notre Dame fired Charlie Weis, which was news to Notre Dame and Charlie Weis. The nameless friends of friends of friends also emerged to recount tales of the Irish coach’s horribleness, stories just reliable enough for message boards and junior high cafeterias.