New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be introduced at a news conference tomorrow as Notre Dame's new coach, the Chicago Tribune reported. According to a source...
CHICAGO New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be introduced at a news conference tomorrow as Notre Dame’s new coach, the Chicago Tribune reported.
According to a source with knowledge of the proceedings, Weis agreed to a six-year contract worth about $2 million per year. He will fly to South Bend, Ind., tonight, after the Patriots’ game with the Cincinnati Bengals in Foxboro, Mass., and will address the Irish at a team meeting.
However, The Associated Press reported that the deal wasn’t complete and could still fall apart.
Weis’ apparent hiring may not be complete until February. Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Friday that even if Notre Dame were to hire Weis, he expected Weis to fulfill his duties with the Patriots, who seem headed for a long run through the NFL playoffs.
Weis, 48, has told sources he has almost an entire staff ready to go. It will be charged with handling the recruiting duties while Weis is with the Patriots.
Stanford expected to name Harris coach
PALO ALTO, Calif. Stanford has offered its coaching job to Pittsburgh’s Walt Harris and is expected to introduce him at a news conference tomorrow, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
Harris, who interviewed on campus Friday, is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh players and coaches today.
Division I-AA semifinal
At Montana 34, Sam Houston St. 13
Craig Ochs passed for 204 yards and three touchdowns as the Grizzlies reached the national-championship game for the fifth time in 10 years.
Montana (12-2), the national champion in 1995 and 2001, will face James Madison, a 48-34 winner over William & Mary on Friday, in next weekend’s title game in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Division II championship
Valdosta St. 36, Pittsburg St. 31
In Florence, Ala., Valdosta State rallied to win its first NCAA Division II championship, with Fabian Walker throwing two touchdown passes and running for another score.
The Blazers (13-1) forced four turnovers from Pittsburg State (14-1).
Division III semifinals
At Linfield 52, Rowan 0
Brett Elliott broke the NCAA season touchdown record, throwing for 254 yards and three TDs for Linfield.
Elliott connected with Brad McKechnie in the first quarter for his 57th TD pass of the season, breaking the mark set by ex-Mississippi Valley State QB Willie Totten in 1984. Elliott added TD strikes of 28 and 51 yards to George Carter.
The Wildcats (12-0) will face Mary Hardin-Baylor in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl next Saturday in Salem, Va.
Mary Hardin-Baylor 38, at Mount Union 35
In just his third career start, freshman quarterback Josh Welch guided Mary Hardin-Baylor into the title game.
Welch threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Walter Sharp on fourth down with 49 seconds to play, lifting the Crusaders (13-1) to a comeback victory over Mount Union. It was just the third loss in 123 games for the Purple Raiders (13-1).
Alabama St. 40, Southern 35
In Birmingham, Ala., Keldrick Williams ran for four second-half touchdowns, including the game-winner from 3 yards out with 6:23 remaining, as Alabama State rallied to win the Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
Florida State wide receiver Lorne Sam had foot surgery and will not be available for the Seminoles when they play West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.