Ty Willingham Gives Washington and Notre Dame Fans Closure

Tony BishopCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2008

Today, Tyrone Willingham and the Washington Huskies have announced that they will be going separate directions at the end of the season.

Willingham was in the middle of potentially the worst season for any coach and team.  The season has spanned seven losses to date, getting blown out by oppositions and referees alike.

It has been speculation for over a year that Willingham could get fired at any moment but until today, nothing concrete came from the administration.

As an Irish fan I have to say "I told you so" to well...everyone.

Was Notre Dame racist for firing Ty after three years of his five year contract?  Only if Willingham is racist for resigning after three and a half years of his five year contract with UW.  How's that for hypocritical?  I wonder what John Saunders will have to say about this?

So now its done.  Notre Dame should be off the hook for that firing.  Washington can finally start looking for new coaches who can win more than their golf handicap.  Willingham can probably get another cushy job at mediocre team who likes ethics more than wins.

Goodbye, Ty.  Goodbye (hopefully) for good.  I'm sick of seeing that smug face regardless of wins, losses or hilarity. 

Washington fans...I'm sorry.  I'm sorry you had to go through what we went through.  Five years from now, you'll realize just how bad that hire was.  I was right once, you'll see that I'm right again.  I'm sorry...and good luck.

Update: It has since come to my attention that Willingham did not choose this fate.  When asked today if it was his decision he said "no" and that it was not in his nature to quit.

I guess that just means Washington is racist now, too.