Charlie Weis, the former coach of Notre Dame and Kansas, says he thinks he'll probably never coach again.
He just doesn't fit in anymore. Not at the college level. And not in the NFL either.
"I think it’s highly doubtful that I will ever coach again," Weis told the South Bend Tribune.
The 58-year-old lost his job at Kansas just four games into his third season at the helm in September. The Jayhawks were 1-11, 3-9 and 2-2 under Weis before the university decided it had had enough.
His buyout will reportedly cost Kansas $5.6 million. While expensive, that's still less than that of his previous employer, Notre Dame, which forked over almost $19 million in its separation from Weis.
Weis lead the Fighting Irish to a record of 35-27 from 2005-09 during which Notre Dame made three bowl appearances, but had just one win.
"I'm not mad at Notre Dame and I’m not mad at Kansas," he said. "I don't have one regret about leaving the NFL to take the Notre Dame job. I just wish I could have lasted longer."
Weis won three Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots as an offensive coordinator (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX) and received several calls from interested teams with offers to join their coaching staffs after he was fired by Kansas.
But Weis said he turned down some that weren't the right fit and was passed over on others, and now, it appears he might be out of coaching for good.
"Would you like the last thing people remember you by in coaching as being great and walking out on top? Of course, you’d like that," Weis said. "But, realistically, if you’re not a hypocrite about the things that are really important to you, why just go take a job in the NFL just so people will say, 'Well you went out with a better taste?'"
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