Notre Dame And Charlie Weis Deserve Each Other More Than Ever
Don’t act like a small (or large) part of you didn’t smile or nod with approval when Charlie Weis was dropped like a sack of potatoes during the Michigan-Notre Dame game. Let’s relive one of the few Michigan highlights from their wonderfully expensive failure of a season.
Perhaps some of you simply enjoy seeing horrific injuries and people in pain. Most of you probably harbor some sense that Weis is a douchebag and he had it coming. Everyone’s a big winner today. It’s official. He excels at being an asshole.
When [Jeannette Coach Ray] Reitz told Weis that [Terrelle] Pryor might attend a USC quarterbacks camp, he remembers Weis replying: “Why send him there? If he’s with me for one day he’ll be good, two days he’ll be great and three days he’ll be incredible.”
Later, unprompted, Weis asked the Jeannette coaches if they wanted to take a picture of his Super Bowl ring. “I did it, just to be polite, and then gave [the picture] to one of the kids,” Reitz recalled.
…”Here’s the best part,” Reitz recalled. “He says to Terrelle: ‘Call me tomorrow at 6. I’ll be watching where Brady Quinn gets drafted.’ “
Pryor never called. He chose Ohio State.
Weis is so good at being a jackass that former players and alums remember Gerry Faust with fondness when compared to him because “he was a nice guy”.
Weis celebrated barely beating Navy on Saturday as though he won the Fiesta Bowl. Congratulations on making a bowl. If that’s all Notre Dame wanted, mission accomplished. As pointed out by Teddy Greenstein and numerous others, Weis’ best season was with Tyrone Willingham’s players and their records are comparable. His players are nothing special and there’s no reason to think there will be significant improvement next season.
Notre Dame has no one to blame but itself for the sham that is the Charlie Weis era so far. He received an absurd contract extension without the results to back it up. It couldn’t wait to bend over for him and now it would look stupid canning him especially after George O’Leary and Willingham who most agree was given the shaft. Make no mistake. The school isn’t getting rid of Weis due to the contract despite what they say. Let’s not even talk about the money they would owe him.
Notre Dame fell for the three Super Bowl ring monte and Terrelle Pryor didn’t. That tells you everything you need to know about Notre Dame football. At this rate, even hoodlums and thugs wouldn’t play for Weis. So far his tenure is failure for a program as storied as Notre Dame and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person.
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