Charlie Weis Will Return to Coach Notre Dame

Notre Dame confirmed Wednesday that Charlie Weis will return as head coach at Notre Dame for the 2009 season.

"Though this past season fell short of the expectations that all of us have for our football program, I am confident that Charlie has a strong foundation in place for future success and that the best course of action is to move forward under his leadership," athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement released by the university Wednesday.

NBC Chicago sister station WNDU-TV in South Bend originally reported Weis would return Tuesday.   A source close to the football program said decision was made and Weis was informed to continue recruiting and to tell his coaching staff to maintain the status quo. if (self['plpm'] && plpm['Mid-Story Ad']) document.write('

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It is not known if there will be staff changes in the off-season. The annual football banquet is set for Friday at the Joyce Center.

Weis is 28-21 in four seasons at Notre Dame. He has lost a school record 15 games over the last two seasons.

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