Lou Holtz Takes Unnecessary Shot at Charlie Weis for Kansas' Fake Punt Call

Randy ChambersAnalyst IOctober 5, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS - SEPTEMBER 21:  Head Coach Charlie Weis of the Kansas Jayhawks coaches from the sidelines during the game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The elderly sometimes say the darndest things.

Take Lou Holtz for example. He's never been one to bite his tongue and refuses to hide his love for Notre Dame. So, while his recent shot at Charlie Weis was out of bounds and somewhat funny, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

It all started on Saturday when Kansas decided to call a fake punt on 4th-and-13 from the Jayhawks' 16-yard line.

After watching the play, a million thoughts should be racing through your mind. What in the world are you doing? The game is tied! The punter will never make it. Seriously, is this really happening?

While it remains a mystery if this was actually a designed play call or the punter made the decision on his own, the coaching staff is likely to blame. The kicker wasn't rushed and had plenty of time to get off the kick like a normal special teams unit would have done.

So, while most chalk this up to Kansas being Kansas, Holtz felt the need to fire off a missile in the direction of the former Notre Dame coach:

Go put ice on that immediately because it's going to sting.

Weis coached the Irish for five seasons and didn't fare well. He finished with a 35-27 record, missed the postseason twice and won only one of his three bowl appearances. He was fired after the 2009 season, but not without receiving a hefty payday from Notre Dame.

In 2011, Weis received about $10.8 million in termination pay from the school, plus nearly $500,000 from Play by Play Sports, according to Steve Berkowitz of USA TODAY. That's more money than current coach Brian Kelly made that year. Weis will also receive additional payments through December 2015, per the report.

It's clear Notre Dame needed to make a coaching change and was willing to do whatever it took to get out of a bad situation. However, sometimes it's best to not say anything at all if you don't have anything nice to say.