Charlie has done it again. He's added another top notch personnel to the Notre Dame football program. He's already got the top ranked recruiting class in the nation (who are less than a week away from signing) and now he's scored one of the top defensive minds in the nation as an assistant coach. Jon Tenuta was just announced as Assistant Head Coach/Defense for Notre Dame.
For those of you who don't know, Tenuta was the Defensive Coordinator for Georgia Tech until the end of this season when Georgia Tech's head coach, Chan Gailey, was fired. Tenuta ran a fierce and aggressive defense at GT that gave everyone fits. They completely dismantled ND last year (I know, not that impressive) and were the only team to keep Brady Quinn from throwing a touchdown pass in 2006 (slightly more impressive).
If nothing else, Charlie Weis has done everything he can to put himself in a position to turn the ND football program around after last season's 3-9 failure. He's got talented players, smart coaches and he's claimed to have learned his lessons from last season (plus a favorable schedule). There are no excuses for the Irish missing a bowl game next year. If that happens, there's only Charlie to blame.