Jeff Carroll of the SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE (via EDSBS) has a stupefying claim by Charlie Weis about Notre Dame offensive lineman Sam Young:
Let’s suspend disbelief and buy a 43-pound weight gain by right tackle Sam Young in approximately four months, a feat accomplished, Weis said, without the benefit of any additional body fat. A triumph attained, indeed, “just by adding lean muscle.”
Yes, we know, you beat us to it: “So what does Charlie Weis know about lean muscle?”
Carroll’s piece is actually about the pathetic performance of the ND offensive line last season, which gave up more sacks than our last, late night trip to White Castle.
We have to laugh when we hear Weis now pumping his players up, quite literally, to the media. This is the same coach who largely stonewalled the press his first three seasons in South Bend. But now, in his time of need, the two-stomached one is leaning on ink-stained wretches to get the word out about how peachy things are under the gold-flaked dome.
We’re from a Notre Dame family, so it makes us a little sad to see the Irish circle the drain, and it isn’t good for college football to have ND beaten down. So we do hope Weis can upright the decline. But last we checked, unnatural exaggerations about players isn’t the recipe to 11-1.