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Why won't ND just admit it?

Notre Dame didn't want to risk giving Tyrone Willingham more time. Now watch while they risk their own integrity.

Updated: December 2, 2004, 11:39 AM ET
By Alan Grant | Special to Page 2

EDITOR'S NOTE: ESPN's Alan Grant, a former NFL defensive back, played for Tyrone Willingham at Stanford and is the author of "Return to Glory: Inside Tyrone Willingham's Amazing First Season at Notre Dame."

The Domers have spoken and they have declared that Gerry Faust was worth the risk. Tyrone Willingham was not.

Sure, Faust was a high school coach. Yes, he brought high school assistants to a Division I-A program. Yes, he had no collegiate references and no college experience. ...

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