go to MSN.com
Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Notre Dame fans have long moved on from the Charlie Weis era. Weis was hired to coach the Fighting Irish in 2005, and he was unsuccessful in restoring a tradition of winning in South Bend. His successor, Brian Kelly, led Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship game last season. A glance at the school’s payroll might lead you to believe Weis had something to do with it. As Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune pointed out, Notre Dame could end up paying Weis nearly $19 million to do absolutely nothing for the team when all is said and done. According to federal tax documents obtained by the Tribune on Thursday, Weis received a buyout payment of $6,638,403 when he was fired in 2009. He has since received two more payments of $2,054,744 and is scheduled to receive similar payments through 2015, which would bring his total compensation after dismissal to just south of $19 million. Good lord. As far as the “books” are concerned, Kelly earned only $1,088,179 at Notre Dame from July 2011 to July 2012. However, the school noted that its head football coach is authorized to receive compensation from “external sources” such as apparel companies that would not have to be reported on tax forms. Weis, who is currently the head coach at Kansas, may have his hands full with student reporters like this, but there is no need to feel sorry for him. In addition to earning a nice paycheck from the Jayhawks, Weis is scheduled to receive more than $2 million per year from Notre Dame for the next four years. Coaches may need to win to keep their jobs, but they certainly don’t have to collect hardware to keep the paychecks coming. H/T National Football Post

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
6 Comments:
  • the drunken irish didnt know what they were doing when they signed this clown
  • Notre LAME owes Charlie (Brown) Weis more than $19 million ...and that is just in pizza and KFC alone.
  • This team that played in the BCS National Championship was full of players recruited by Charlie Weis. So saying he had "nothing" to do with it is not entirely true
  • They're pretty much locked into these payments via the contract they signed with him. The big-name schools ALL have to sign this sort of contract to get big-name coaches. Tennessee got stuck the same way when they dumped Lane Kiffen after one year. They just need to add riders to these contracts that void all future payments if the coach is fired for "non-performance."
  • I am pretty lousy at math but $19M will buy a whole bunch of cheeseburgers!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

James Harden wants some help in the backcourt

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

Devon Still: Daughter has complications with transplant

Rivers denies report of problems with CP3 and Jordan

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

Report: Tom Brady’s suspension appeal hearing set for June 23

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

WATCH: San Diego State player steals home to seal win

St. Thomas pitcher Ben Ancheff takes internet by storm

WATCH: Josh Hamilton hits first two homers of the season

Did Andrew Bogut take a shot at Mark Jackson?

$70 million Reebok deal is bad for UFC fighters

If the Warriors win the NBA title, the parade will be for Oakland

SEC no longer allows transfers with 'serious misconduct' issues

Klay Thompson officially diagnosed with concussion

Snoop Dogg hooks Texas A&M up with adidas cleats

WATCH: Stephen Curry rides a mini-horse

Metta World Peace gets ejected after five fouls in one minute

On satellite camps and the SEC crying over its self-protections

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

James Harden wants some help in the backcourt

I wonder how Patrick Beverley feels about this. Coming off the worst performance of his Houston Rockets career in the team’s Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, James Harden indicated that he wants the team to upgrade in the backcourt this offseason.   Interestingly, Beverley is set to become a free agent this summer. It’s not known whether Harden’s comments...
Via Sportsnaut
5 hours ago

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

The Tampa Bay Lightning advanced to the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on Friday night by becoming the first team ever to win a Game 7 against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Tampa Bay’s 2-0 victory ends a streak of seven straight Game 7 wins for the Rangers on home ice and prevents New York from returning to the Cup Final, where it lost to the Los Angeles Kings in five...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago

Devon Still: Daughter has complications with transplant

Devon Still reached out on social media Friday night to ask for people to pray for his daughter Leah, who hit a complication from a stem cell transplant. Leah was diagnosed with cancer last year but has undergone treatments for it. The news looked positive in March when Still tweeted that a scan showed his...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 hours ago

Rivers denies report of problems with CP3 and Jordan

Doc Rivers acknowledges that Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan have problems at times like any other teammates, but he denies that the two had a falling out. The Clippers head coach did an interview with the Beast 980 in Los Angeles Thursday and denied a report saying that his point guard and center do not...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

The Orlando Magic have again hired one of the franchise’s former point guards to lead the team, but this time, Orlando went with one with previous head coaching experience. On Friday, Scott Skiles was introduced as the team’s 12th head coach. An original member of the Orlando Magic, Skiles averaged nearly 13 points and over 7 assists during the franchise’s first five seasons...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 hours ago

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

The Atlanta Falcons may not have done the right thing when they selected linebacker Prince Shembo in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. But they sure did act in a timely manner by waiving the second-year linebacker mere hours after he was charged with felony animal cruelty in Georgia. In waiving Shembo, the Falcons had this to say: “We are aware of the charges that have...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Report: Tom Brady’s suspension appeal hearing set for June 23

The date has reportedly been set. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, citing a league source, Tom Brady’s appeal for his four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate will take place Tuesday, June 23. There’s a chance it could be continued June 25, Schefter added. Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23, and possibly continued June 25, a league source told ESPN...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Adrian Peterson went on a Twitter rant yesterday.  Because when you plead out of a felony child abuse charge that makes you miss a season and then try to force your team to trade you, meeting your wants and needs is right at the top of everyone's list.  Although his outburst on social media certainly isn't going to change anything for himself, it's worth noting that some of AP...
Via Football By Football
1 day ago

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

All Alex Rodriguez had to do in order to be successful again was to stop caring. That might sound like a bad thing, but one advanced scout thinks the New York Yankees slugger has been able to revitalize his offensive game in large part because he stopped caring about all of the other things that come with being A-Rod. “He has the easiest swing I’ve ever seen from him,” an advance...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Wells Report, but he still indirectly received harsh punishment for Deflategate. The Patriots lost a first-round draft pick in 2016 and a fourth-rounder in 2017. His starting quarterback, Tom Brady, is currently suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. Brady is appealing...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.