that is hilarious, is carroll married?
Weis attacks Carroll's morals
3 kids, 1 grandchild. And, possibly, 1 grad student.
I don't know, if there might be any University/faculty/ethical code prohibitions involved if Carroll were involved with a grad student.
Anyway, the Weis remarks noted above have now (Sunday evening) been purged from the version of the interview linked in the source above. I now wonder if this paragraph was in the version you [Irish] consulted and linked in your post when you first read it? Tim Prister is listed as the editor in both versions [now reconciled]. I wonder if Weis' comment on Carrol was supposed to be off the record, or if it is being edited out after the fact?
All that schematic advantage and he can't figure out how to shack up with a grad student on the side?
Will he just be finishing up with an MBA from the Mendoza School of business online?
Well, while I am personally glad this gossip ended up getting to me, I have now lost any remaining sympathy I had for Weiss. Either he is just a dick, or he is a moron for saying something like that to a bunch of gossipy blogger-types and expecting it to stay under wraps.
not enough points to start my own thread yet...figured this was the best place to post it...
RUMOR on rivals board that Randy EDSALL will be named NOTRE DAME's next head coach.
This couldn't work out much better for us. #1) He's not a good enough coach to make them a superpower. #2) We play a coachless team week one.
UCONN was a D-1AA or D-2 football program in 2001. Just so you have actual context for what a solid coach he actually is.
I've read the espn.com story with Weis's "apology", in which he says his remarks were taken out of context, but CW does not say the statement about Carroll was hypothetical, was CW just repeating an internet rumor I appear to have missed?
no rumor, he was trying to give a hypothetical example of the media scrutiny on ND, which was then taken out of context, magnified by 100 fold, and is one of todays headline on espn's front page
Weis' comment was inexcusable. He took the most high-profile job at a school with a major network television contract, incredibly rich boosters, and a prestige near the top of college sports. He arguably touted himself as a genius play-caller, yet claims surprise his comment was so widely reported, regardless of his audience. I don't believe him. He has to remember Jimmy the Greek's off-the-cuff, "off record" remark becoming national front page news. I'm sure there are plenty of other examples.
And to try to "out" another coach's affair? That can destroy a marriage and a family. I can't remember a more indefensible comment from a college football--no, major college sports--coach. I had gained some respect for Weis when he blamed himself for the poor performance of ND during his tenure. Now I consider him of the worst character.
sorry but you don't have a clue
read some of my other posts in this thread and it should help
Even if it was just a poorly-reported hypothetical, it is still a pretty weaselly thing to say...
Espn.com reported that Weis said the following, alluding to Carroll's affair:
"Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news.
"He's doing it in Malibu and it's not national news."
The comment was directed at Carroll. That's no hypothetical, and he's stated the rumor of Carroll's affair as fact. Weis had to have known of the possibility that one of the five reporters to which he made the quote would report it. And since he was complaining about the scrutiny he receives, he had to have known that if the quote were reported, the rumor would become a national story. Because of Weis' comment, a disparaging rumor that could affect a marriage and family is now a national story. To use the rumor to defend his morals is reprehensible.
Hypothetical or not, Weis made a mistake. You don't have to come on here and try to defend it. Even if it was taken out of context or blown out of proportion, it's not something he should have said. And trust us when we say that we, as Michigan fans, know what it looks like when something gets blown out of proportion.
I am not defending it in the least, it was up there with the dumbest things I have heard him say But if you can't see the humor in the whole series of events then your just looking for something to complain about.