Even though his formal meeting with Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick isn't scheduled until December 8, the leaked reports coming out of South Bend say that head coach Charlie Weis will miraculously return for 2009. Weis, 28-21 in his four years at Notre Dame, ended the 2008 season in predictable fashion last Saturday when USC dutifully thrashed the Irish 38-3. The South Bend Tribune reports that there isn't any formal announcement on tap just yet and that ND associate athletic director John Heisler bitchily blew off the paper when they asked about Weis' future.

It should be noted that Weis now has a lower career winning percentage then both Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie.

Reports say Weis staying at Notre Dame [Chicago Tribune]