Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Tuesday, November 21

Weis Is A Finalist

Charlie Weis continues to make national coaching waves. This time he's in line for the George Munger Award that goes annually to the best coach. Weis is a finalist along with Ohio State's Jim Tressel and Rutger's Greg Schiano.

Notre Dame is 10-1 this year and ranked sixth in the polls, fifth in the BCS standings. Weis is 19-4 in his two seasons, making him the first Irish coach to reach 19 victories in his first two seasons.

Division I coaches and members of the media vote for the award, which will be announced Dec. 7.

All this is fine, but let's get to the question you're really asking yourself -- who's George Munger? Well, he's the former standout head coach from the University of Pennsylvania.

How likely is Weis to win this award? Given Ohio State's unbeaten status, not very. But then, a win over USC would certainly help.


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