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Charlie Weis says Tom Brady was nearly passed over to replace Drew Bledsoe

History could have turned out very differently had the Patriots made a slightly different decision back in 2001. That was, of course, how Tom Brady took over the role of Patriots quarterback. It happened after Drew Bledsoe was put in the hospital after a hit by Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. When it became clear that Bledsoe couldn’t play, Brady was far from an automatic choice to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis: Tom Brady barely beat out Damon Huard to be Bledsoe's backup

Amazingly, there was a time when Tom Brady wasn’t considered a surefire Hall of Famer. In fact, there was a time when the New England Patriots weren’t even sure he was good enough to be Drew Bledsoe’s primary backup quarterback. Charlie Weis, who served as New England’s offensive coordinator from 2000 through 2004, recently threw cold water on the notion that Brady was the...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Today is the last day Notre Dame will pay ex-coach Charlie Weis

Charlie Weis hasn’t worked for Notre Dame for more than six years, and yet for those six years he’s been getting paid by the University. After burning out with the Irish, his contract was bought out for 19 million dollars! Tomorrow, 6 years & 30 days after being fired, is Charlie Weis' last day on Notre Dame's payroll. His buyout likely comes to $19 million. — Darren Rovell...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Officially Done Paying Buyout For Charlie Weis

If there is anyone in the world who deserves an award or a medal or something for the work he has done, it is the agent for Charlie Weis. Even though he hasn’t coached at Notre Dame since the 2009 season, the school had been paying Weis for the past six years as part of a buyout clause in his contract. Thursday marked the final day that Weis was on their payroll: Tomorrow, 6 years...
Via Gamedayr
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Today Is The Last Day Charlie Weis Will Be On The Notre Dame Pay Roll

Notre Dame fans will be ringing in the new year tonight while envisioning a possible Fiesta Bowl victory tomorrow against Ohio State. They will also be able to celebrate the final day ex-ND head coach Charlie Weis will spend on the university’s pay roll. Weis, who was fired following the 2009 season, has been getting his checks from South Bend the past six (!!) years. During that...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Weis finally no longer being paid by Notre Dame

Notre Dame fired Charlie Weis on Nov. 1, 2009. And on Jan 1., 2016, the Irish will finally get the former head football coach off their payroll. When Weis was dismissed more than six years ago, he received one of the most infamous buyout packages in sports history. ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that the total amount Notre Dame will have paid Weis after Thursday is roughly $49.5...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Notre Dame coach blames failures at school on ‘ambitious’ assistants

There are probably some former coaches that should keep their mouths shut about past experiences and schools they drove into the ground. Charlie Weis is one of those people. Weis was so bad that Notre Dame and Kansas are paying him millions of dollars NOT to coach at either school anymore. Yet, Weis wants you to know it wasn’t his fault that his time in South Bend was such an...
Via Gamedayr
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida President Overheard Discussing Next Offensive Coordinator: “I Don’t Want Another Charlie Weis”

The major failing of Will Muschamp’s tenure at Florida was his inability to field a competent offense to match what was a very good Gators defense. From 2011-2014, Florida’s offenses finished 71st, 78th, 113th, and 56th. Former Notre Dame, and most recently, Kansas head coach Charlie Weis was the offensive coordinator of that 2011 team, and he clearly didn’t leave a great impression...
Via College Spun
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dreadful Offensive Numbers Forced Kansas to Fire Charlie Weis

Kansas football did what it had to Sunday, firing Charlie Weis just into his third season as head coach. Why Make the Change Now? Make no mistake about it: this is something KU had to do right now. Sure, it’s usually not a good thing for a program to terminate its coach in the middle of a season, with eight games remaining on the schedule. However, sometimes a leadership change...
Via The Student Section
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas’ Charlie Weis Says His Players ‘Should Just Shut Up’

Charlie Weis is apparently not a fan of his players talking to the media.  Following the game against Southeast Missouri State, a 34-28 victory, a number of Jayhawks’ players spoke about losing focus during the contest, which began with 24-straight points by Kansas. Many also mentioned the crowd at Memorial Stadium, which had an attendance of 36,574.  The 58-year-old coach was...
Via College Spun
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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