Lou Holtz Takes Unnecessary Shot at Charlie Weis for Kansas' Fake Punt Call
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:
ESPN shows Kansas fake punt. Lou Holtz: "That's why ND paid him $18 million to go away."— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 5, 2013
Go put ice on that immediately because it's going to sting.
Was Lou Holtz fair in his comment?
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
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