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Charlie Weis on Pete Carroll and grad students in Malibu

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pete-carroll-charlie-weis.jpgUSC coach Pete Carroll is denying allegations in a post that featured quotes attributed to departed Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis. Senior Editor Tim Prister's question-and-answer session with Weis contained the following exchange, one that definitely raises eyebrows.

Q: Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way...
CW: Let me ask you this question: You guys know about things that go on in different places. Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news. He's doing it in Malibu and it's not national news. What's the difference? I don't understand. Why is it okay for one guy to do things like that, but for me, I'm scrutinized when I swear. I'm sorry for swearing; absolve my sins.
While not coming right out and saying it, one doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to see Weis is implying that Carroll lives with a grad student -- or once did.

Carroll is married, has three children in addition to a grandchild.

The Trojan coach is not pleased that Weis would levy these claims on his way out.

"It's untrue, it's irresponsible, and it's incredible he'd be talking about me like that," Carroll said of Weis.

UPDATE (12:36 p.m.): The Los Angeles Times reports that Weis said his comments were taken totally out of context:

Early this morning, Weis contacted The Times and said he was having a "totally subjective" conversation with several reporters that was an aside to the formal interview. During that conversation, Weis said, he was speaking about Internet rumors and how they adversely affect the lives of coaches and their families.

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If Weis is ready to get sued for his statement, he says something like that. Or he is really stupid. Of course he will be sued. One other thing may happen also. He won't get sued. Which would only happen if there were any truth to the statement, and of course there is none. Pete Carroll built USC's success only on good hard work, and integrity. It is the stuff of which USC is made. Ignore those who claim Reggie Bush was paid,that there were pro agents allowed to roam the facilities at USC games and practices. They are just jealous of USC, just like Weis. Ignore those who say Pete had gamesmanship issues with two Pac Ten coaches in recent games, it was both of the other coaches' faults, not Pete's! Ignore the NCAA investigation on USC Athletics, nothing will be found! Pete is an honest, upstanding guy who would do nothing wrong ever! Pete even started a charity to help inner city youth, for completely altruistic reasons. Ignore those who say it helps when recruiting, because that is just a coincidence. And Pete did not have anything to do with the alleged basketball payoff of OJ Mayo by any USC basketball coach, if indeed anything is even found out there. Pete is not a cheat, in any way. Pete cheating on his wife would be wholly inconsistent with his character as shown in public many times.

Even if he is cheating on his wife with grad students, why is Charlie Weis opening his mouth? I thought he only opened his mouth to finish a pack of ho-ho's. Weis is an offensive coordinator, Pete Carroll is a hall of fame head coach. Weis should have also said that he shouldnt have taken credit for any of the wins from his first two seasons either since they were all of Willingham's players.

Carroll should take the high road on this, mainly because Weis can't walk up inclines.

Does Charlie Weis work for TMZ? Its a petty dig on another coach when the question was about how the media portrays Charlie Weis as opposed to other coaches, FOR EXAMPLE, PETE CARROLL and his answer was not directed towards only the media but Pete Carroll. It's an interesting photo shown with the story with both men smiling friendly and shaking hands.

lol Weis

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