Irish to vote on whether to play in bowl

Updated: November 30, 2009, 12:44 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame players have scheduled a players meeting for Monday while awaiting word on the fate of coach Charlie Weis.

The meeting, set for midafternoon, will include a vote on whether the players want to play in a bowl game after a 6-6 season. Athletic director Jack Swarbrick has said he will consider the players' wishes in deciding on a bowl trip.

Notre Dame (6-6) finished its regular season with its fourth straight loss, 45-38 at Stanford on Saturday night.

Weis was not in his office early Monday, though there were no announcements about whether he will return for a sixth season. Swarbrick has said he will make that decision within the next few days.

Weis, who has six years left on his contract, has a 35-27 record in five years as Notre Dame's coach. His .565 winning percentage is worse than the .583 marks that got his two predecessors, Tyrone Willingham and Bob Davie, fired.

Weis has told people in South Bend that he already has heard from roughly six NFL teams about becoming their offensive coordinator next season, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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