Who was the second highest paid coach in the Notre Dame ranks last year? Brian Kelly? Mike Brey? Muffet McGraw?
Nope. It’s Charlie Weis.
Notre Dame paid Weis $2,054,744 for the reporting period of July 2013 through June 2014, according to the university’s federal tax return, which was provided to ESPN.com on Monday.
The sum paid to Weis to not coach the Irish — already at a total of $14,857,379 because he has now received four straight payments of $2,054,744 from Notre Dame, following an initial payment of $6,638,403 after his firing — could end up exceeding $18 million by next winter.
Wow. The pay scale for college athletics is ridiculous, but this simply blows the mind.