Willingham firing a winning thing
As a product of the Notre Dame football program, I understand why the Irish fired Ty Willingham.
But in the world of sports and Notre Dame football, it boils down to winning. Unfortunately for Willingham, wins didn't come didn't often enough the past three years to save his job.
In Willingham's first year, the Irish won their first eight games. They finished 10-3, including a loss to N.C. State in the Gator Bowl. That tremendous season was built on defense and special teams, but the offense has always lagged behind.
Since his surprising first-year success, the offensive struggles haven't changed under Willingham. As a former quarterback, I've been disappointed with the offensive production of the Irish.
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