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Billick an Irish candidate?

I don’t know about you, but I did the second of two spit takes as I typed that headline.

The first one?  When Spencer Tillman of CBS Sports reported at the half of the Alabama-Auburn game that former Baltimore Ravens head coach Brian Billick is a viable candidate for the soon-to-be opening at Notre Dame.

(Crap, did it again…)

According to Tillman, he spoke to a few people very close to the Notre Dame process this morning who stated that Billick’s name has now emerged as “a strong and viable candidate for that opportunity”

To quote the Grand PFT Poobah, wow.

Billick is certainly from way out in right field as his name has not been mentioned at all in the speculation about Weis’ replacement.  The current CBS color analyst has no known ties to the Irish, but he was a collegiate assistant from 1978-1991 — BYU, San Diego State, Utah State and Stanford — before moving on to the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.

But, still, Billick to South Bend?  At first blush and with very little in-depth consideration behind it, it would seem highly unlikely that Billick would even be a periphery candidate let alone a “viable” one.

It would seem like the last thing the Irish need right now is a new head coach who is 17 years — 17 freaking years — removed from his last run-in with the college game.

And if he is indeed a viable candidate?  Well, that tells you all you need to know about the state of the Notre Dame football program right now.

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  1. Igottz5onit says: Nov 27, 2009 5:12 PM

    Couldn’t be any worse than Weis.

  2. robertg says: Nov 27, 2009 11:08 PM

    john taylor and cft and pft,
    your usual reliable sources are as worthless as always.
    if charlie does leave notre dame, of course he has plenty of offers from nfl teams.
    the nfl officials are actually closely watched.
    none of these dishonest college conference officials could qualify for the nfl nor will the conference have any control over college football officiating next season.
    you and your crappy website are headed back to obscurity and we will strip each of you of your material assets in the civil courts.
    we do not tolerate people ripping off companies in which we own shares.

  3. Pier588 says: Nov 28, 2009 7:21 AM

    robertg – your usual left field take is way out there. Keep this up and they’ll revoke your weekend pass from the Asylum.
    The only dishonesty I’m seeing in your post is you lying to yourself thinking you some how have something relevent to say in this forum.
    Go back under your rock already. If you don’t like this forum and whats written here – stop reading and take your comments based on “DUMBA$$edness” with you.

  4. cailte says: Nov 28, 2009 9:58 AM

    Freedom of Speech is alive and well, eh? Morons of the world unite! You have a public forum to flaunt your sewer brain.

  5. IrishOne says: Nov 28, 2009 9:59 AM

    Hey Robertg you tool, you first stated Weis would be back emphatically. Now you sing another tune and say Weis is going to NFL? Way to stick to your guns wise one. PS. Please don’t sue me with your obvious connections to high powered lawyers. I’m only twelve. Go Irish!!!

  6. WarriorBob says: Nov 30, 2009 1:04 PM

    YOU have got to be kidding about Brian Billick!
    No personality & no people skills.
    I cannot see him representing Notre Dame to the general public and to the press
    I would rather have John Gruden than Brian Billick

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