You don’t have to be an avid college football fan to know that Charlie Weis’ tenure at Notre Dame hasn’t been the greatest. They have vastly underachieved and there’s not even a need to mention their record when it counts most. But someone doesn’t want you to know about Weis’ struggles. Namely, Notre Dame.
Notre Dame omitted the losing seasons from Weis’ year-by-year biography on page 15 of the 2009 Spring Prospectus and page 90 of the 2008 football media guide. Among the omissions is the Irish’s 3-9 2007 season.
The 2007 statistics appear on page 91 in the 2008 guide and in the school’s year-by-year history, among other places.
If that doesn’t bring the laughter from deep inside your belly, just read the explanation for omitting the losing seasons.
The decision to omit those records goes back to when Weis was hired in 2005 without any prior head coaching experience. Notre Dame’s media relations department said Monday that it treated his coaching history like that of an assistant – only accentuating the positive.
That’s the way we did it at the time and that’s what we’ve lived with, for the most part, said Notre Dame senior associate athletics director for media relations John Heisler said. If you go back, it didn’t necessarily look the same as Bob’s or Tyrone’s or anybody’s. We weren’t trying to make it look identical.
And just when you thought this couldn’t get any better, IT DOES!
Other records that are missing include the New England Patriots’ 5-11 season in 2000, the 6-10 year the Patriots had in 1995, the 5-11 year in 1993, a 6-10 campaign with the New York Giants in 1992 and two losing seasons at South Carolina: 5-6 in 1985 and 3-6-2 in 1986.
Well I’ll be d*mn. No wonder Charlie Weis is in no jeopardy of losing his job. The man has never been a part of a losing season. Build the statue outside Notre Dame stadium right now. In fact, why hasn’t this been done already?
Irish leave out losing seasons in bio of Weis (Journal Gazette)