Indianapolis lawyer Jack Swarbrick was named the 12th athletic director of Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon.
Notre Dame offered football coach Charlie Weis a better contract in the middle of his first season to keep NFL teams from pursuing him.
Notre Dame's decision to schedule a game each season at neutral sites starting in 2009 is an attempt to return the school to its independent roots.
Notre Dame began its pursuit of Utah's Urban Meyer, arriving in town Thursday to meet with him about becoming the coach of college football's most glamorous program.
Notre Dame didn't have the patience to let Tyrone Willingham finish the job, and that's a blow to all of college football.