Moving from school to school is not uncommon for assistant football coaches. Shouldnâ€™t be too much ofÂ a shock that Tony Alford would leave the University of Louisville to accept a similar position at Notre Dame.
Maybe he figured that Steve Kragthorpe probably has only one year at UofL unless Kragthorpe does the unexpected next season. More than likely, Alford just couldnâ€™t resist an offer from Notre Dame, a school he described as â€œthe epitome of college football.â€
Whatever. His stint may be brief. Itâ€™s no secret that the Notre Dame faithful have their doubts about the future of Charlie Weis, the head coach. A 29-21 won-lost record after four seasons doesnâ€™t please Irish fans, clinging now to their aging tradition for at least a decade.
For some reason, the many failed third-and-one and fourth-and-one-yard frustrations from last season come to mind.