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Looking for a definition of #ThatAwkwardMoment on this Friday morning heading into a holiday weekend? We may have found it at that bastion of football- and moral- excellence known as the University of Notre Dame.
That’s because while Brian Kelly was leading the Irish to an 8-5 record during the 2011 season (one which would ultimately be a pre-cursor to Notre Dame’s 2012 BCS title game run), the school itself was busy paying Kelly’s predecessor Charlie Weis more than they paid him. Yup, much like in an awkward dating situation, apparently the shadow of the “last guy” loomed over Kelly two seasons ago while with the Irish.
And unfortunately, it’s looking like that shadow will continue to loom straight through the 2015 season.
According to the Chicago Tribune, tax returns indicate that for the fiscal year beginning in July 2011 and ending in 2012, Weis made a staggering $2,054,744 you know, to not coach Notre Dame, while Kelly was “only” co...