Charlie Weis reportedly received a huge buyout from Notre Dame.
As reported by the Indianapolis Star’s Laken Litman on Monday, Weis pocketed a wild $18,967,960 from the school after he was fired in 2009. Weis received $2,054,742 for the 2015 calendar year in the final installment. The figure was released in Notre Dame’s federal tax return, released Monday.
Life is good for Weis, right?
He finished 35-27 in five seasons at Notre Dame. Then he went 6-22 with Kansas from 2012-14.
So bottom line, Weis received a bunch of cash for not many wins. The joke’s on you, Notre Dame.
You’ll remember that Weis began his Fighting Irish tenure with much fanfare before things imploded in a hurry. Notre Dame won 19 combined games with appearances in the Fiesta and Sugar bowls in his first two seasons before the Fighting Irish stumbled to 3-9, 7-6 and 6-6 finishes the next three years.
Still, you have to give Weis credit for playing the system. And the system treated him well, indeed.
After his time at Notre Dame, Weis served as an offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs (2010) and Florida Gators (2011) before his stint with Kansas.