2009: Willingham Paid More Than Weis By N.D.

Brian Hamilton of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE has a breakdown today of the 2009 Notre Dame paycheck of Charlie Weis.

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Weis earned $649,090 from Notre Dame, including base salary, bonuses, “other” income, deferred income and non-taxable benefits. But the table for “compensation from unrelated organizations” offers insight into the areas of true windfall.

After going through additional payments to Weis from outside soucres, Hamilton noted:

And ex-football coach Ty Willingham remained on the university payroll, so to speak, for yet one more year, earning $650,000 from Notre Dame — $910 more than Weis was paid, officially, by the school.

Willingham, who was fired by Notre Dame five years ago, was also fired by the University of Washington two years ago.

So could that mean that Willingham is also still getting paid by Washington? (Oh hell nah.)

Bob Condotta of the SEATTLE TIMES reports on Willingham’s 2008 exit package at U-Dub:

Willingham’s UW contract called for a blanket $1 million payment for the last year of his contract, payable within 30 days of his termination. So UW’s obligation to Willingham was done by early 2009 or so.

While a buyout of $1M seems reasonable, ask Steve Sarkisian about the price the program will be paying for some time thanks to Willingham’s putrid recruiting.

What’s most amazing about Willingham’s deal at Notre Dame is that he was still getting $600K per year after he took a job coaching the Huskies.

Think the ND admin felt a bit guilty about sacking Ty by giving him that ridiculous deal?

Prediction: Willingham will sit out until Jim Harbaugh leaves Stanford and be back coaching the Cardinal in 2011.