IRISH COACH WEIS OFFERED TO SKIP OUT OF SOUTH BEND? As the season nears its end, the college football coaching rumors are twirling around fast & furious. It’s a foregone conclusion that Nebraska’s Bill Callahan will be leaving Lincoln, while UCLA’s Karl Dorrell may be all washed up in Westwood.
Dennis Franchione might soon be emailing his VIP boosters that his time with Texas A&M is up, which may entice Tommy Tuberville to leave the Auburn Plains for College Station.Now Scott Wolf of INSIDE USC tosses the latest log on the coaching rumor fire, saying that Charlie Weis offered to resign, but Notre Dame wouldn’t accept:
We wouldn’t have tagged Charlie as a quitter, especially when it comes to eating. But if the Irish fall to Duke on Saturday, completing a winless season at home, maybe the whole school should just resign.On a side note, if the Dookies do manage to knock off Notre Dame, no one will be happier than offensive coordinator Peter Vaas.
The CHICAGO SUN-TIMES notes how the Blue Devils’ OC was ND’s QB coach last season, but was fired by Weis and replaced by former Irish signal-caller Rick Mirer.
Vaas said the firing was a “surprise”, and Weis never gave any reasons for it. But Peter says he has moved on: “Charlie made a decision a year ago. It was a professional decision and one I’ve adjusted to and learned to accept. You move forward.”But we all know that deep down, Vaas has happy visions of voraciously vanquishing the villainous Veis, er, Weis.