SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis confirms he talked with his family about whether they thought he should quit after last season, though he said he never wanted to leave.
“Like anyone who has a situation that is uncertain, as any husband and father would do, you address it with your wife and you address it with your kids. And you talk about the what if,” Weis said Wednesday after practice. “But does that mean that at any time that I thought that I wasn’t going to be here? I mean you just have to deal with … When you’re around a long time in this business, what you learn is you have to deal with the negatives. You just have to have a plan just in case they end up happening.”
The comments Wednesday were in response to a story in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday. The newspaper reported Weis thought about leaving Notre Dame and returning to the NFL as an offensive coordinator. Weis said he never thought he wouldn’t return.