It turns out that the sign was paid for by a group of former Notre Dame players, who are clearly unhappy with coach Weis. It says: “Best wishes to Charlie Weis in the 5th year of his college coaching internship. — Linebacker Alumni.”
The team has struggled in the past several years, even setting some negative records. One was for the most Bowl losses in a row in the NCAA (9), the other was a school record for coach Weis, whose 15 losses in a two-season period became the most in Notre Dame history.
A former player for the Fighting Irish, Tom Reynolds, was responsible for the billboard. He claims that he, and many other Notre Dame alums are very disappointed in Charlie Weis’ coaching. Here’s what he told The Southbend Tribune:
“By definition, a good football coach does not lose games when he has superior talent on the field, and at least splits the games where the talent is approximately equal. Considering the W-L record of Coach Weis at Notre Dame, one would have to conclude he is serving an internship as a head coach of a college football team, which is defined as ‘any formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.'”
So what does the coach have to say about the billboard? Simply “welcome to my world.”
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