TY WILLINGHAM GONE. To outsiders it may be a shock. But to anyone who knows the driven desire of Notre Dame alumni and university leadership to produce a consistently top-ten football team, the firing of Ty Willingham is no surprise. This top-notch coach is gone after just three seasons at the school that Knute Rockne built. Willingham is victim of a storied, larger than life tradition. It is doubtful (but we are ever hopeful) the golden era will return to the Dame. Next victim!!