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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Charlie Weis does not think he will coach again

Charlie-Weis-KansasCharlie Weis has been out of coaching since being canned by Kansas in September amid his third poor season at the school. From the sounds of things, we’re unlikely to see him on the sidelines again.

Weis gave a long interview to Notre Dame insider and expressed doubt that he ever coaches again.

“I think it’s highly doubtful that I will ever coach again,” Weis told Notre Dame Insider.

Weis coached under Bill Parcells throughout the ’90s, and then he left Parcells to coach under Bill Belichick with the Patriots. The move was a successful one; Weis parlayed his time as Patriots offensive coordinator from 2000-2004 into a head coaching job at Notre Dame.

Weis started off well at Notre Dame, going 9-3 and 10-3 in his first two seasons. He received a monstrous contract extension midway through his first year as the program’s coach, which notably came after LOSING to USC in the “Bush Push” game. That was a sign of things to come as Weis went 16-21 over his final three seasons at Notre Dame before being fired. He coordinated Florida’s offense for a year, then the Chiefs, and then he went back to head coaching at Kansas. He was much worse at Kansas going just 6-22 over two-plus seasons before being fired for the lack of success.

Weis sifted through some offers the past few months, but he did not find good fits. And the positions he wanted went to other people.

“Again if the right fit was there, I would have coached a little longer,” Weis said. “But it wasn’t, so why not go do some good. What good are you doing if you stay on coaching at this point? The only one you’re doing any good for is yourself.”

Throughout his time at Notre Dame and later, Weis became known for being a big talker. He once dimed out Pete Carroll for allegedly having an affair, he got into screaming matches with Todd Haley on the Chiefs, he said Notre Dame would have a schematic advantage over opponents, and he boasted he could have made Brady Quinn a winner in the NFL.

Despite being known for his big mouth, Weis says that is not who he is.

“But I think that my perception of arrogance and obnoxiousness and all those other things that people have said, when they actually meet you, nine times out of 10, they tell you, ‘You’re not that guy.’ ”

Maybe that’s not who Weis is, but that certainly is the perception of him. And he’s the one who created it. As far as coaching goes, my guess is he will be back one day. Guys like him generally get the itch and don’t call it a career at 58.

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