Notre Dame Football: Top Head Coaches of the Modern Era

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Jul 21, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas Jayhawks head coach Charlie Weis speaks to the media during the Big 12 Media Day at the Omni Dallas. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

5. Charlie Weis

Winning Percentage: .565

National Titles: 0 

Bowl Games: 3

Weis’ career at Notre Dame began extremely well. In his first year, Weis lead the Irish to a 9-3 record and a birth in the Fiesta Bowl. That year, his biggest victory was a loss. Notre Dame fell late to the undefeated USC Trojans, 34-31. The next year, Notre Dame garnered a great deal of National Title conversation. But, after a loss to Michigan early in the season, those hopes were dashed. But, the Irish still landed in a BCS game. In his third season, Notre Dame fell completely off the wagon. Weis lead the Irish to the worst season in its history, 3-9. Weis slightly recovered in 2008 and 2009 with 7-6 and 6-6 records respectively. Weis’ best asset as a Head Coach was his recruiting ability. Weis landed Michael Floyd, Manti Te’o and others. The core of the 2012 football team was made up of Weis recruits.