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    Pardon the dumb and obvious question but before getting to 'will this happen,' does Charlie have a clause in his contract with ND that allows him to opt out for NE?

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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Would be awesome but theres no way it happens imo.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Why would he forfeit approx $24 mil? He signed a 10-yr, $40 mil deal in 2005. ND is probably wishing he does so they are off the hook for the rest of the contract.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    If he were to signal a willingness to negotiate a buyout to leave early, it can probably get done. So the question is - has anyone heard whether that's something he's considering? I know that he and TB are close; what if Tom were to ask Charlie to come back as OC and win some more Super Bowls?

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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Weiss finally has the pieces in place at Notre Dame. Why would he want to tuck tail and run now?
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    No way. Because there's only one thing bigger than Charlie's gut, his ego.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    This is ultimately the main reason that he wasn't fired by Notre Dame this season.

    If Belichick wants to pay him $24 million guranteed I'm sure he'd be happy to leave, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    $24m is like 10+ years of OC money lol
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Man, how much would ND love to fire Charlie and hire Gruden.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    His contract has been vastly overstated in the media, and ND doesn't disabuse anyone of the notion, which helps with recruiting.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Sure, it's just Florio pulling speculation out his bum, but..
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Seems like this is the ND mantra every offseason. ;)
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Not mine. The poor bastard had to deal with Ty's mess.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Notre Dame didn't fire Charlie for one reason and one reason only this year.

    Urban Meyer will not leave Florida before Tim Tebow does.

    Urban has one more year to coach Florida, and then he's off to South Bend to take over the reins until he retires.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    That is a bold prediction.
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    Weis isn't coming back to NE. Bill will hire from within as usual.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    This is another insane thread. Why would Charlie Weis leave his dream job, no matter how rough the waters have been, forfeit tens of millions of dollars, to take a DEMOTION to OC instead of head coach of one of the most storied teams not just in college football history, but in SPORTS HISTORY?

    Come on, people. Let's raise our games.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Yup. No way his ego or his wallet will let him take such a far step down.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Well, it does make some sense. Gruden does have a connection ot ND. His dad coached there.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Do you really think Meyer is going to leave Florida after winning 2 possibly 3 national championships there? He is a god in Gainsville now. Besides, ND tried to get him when he he left Utah and he chose Florida over them. Also, didn't he sign something like a six year extension last year?

    I can't see Meyer leaving Florida for anything other a head coaching job in the NFL personally.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    It could work if he negotiates a severance. ND can fire him and give him $4 million.

    That's not tens of millions of dollars. They only owe him $4 million.

    His yearly salary is $500k. His perks bring that salary up, but his perks re not part of the money ND owes him.

    Plus, he has a very antagonistic relationship with ND's administration and boosters.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Yes.

    I can. Meyer hasn't been coy about his love for Notre Dame.

    The guy is named after a Pope. He's definitely going to Notre Dame, and soon.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    Has no one even read the link I provided to Weis' actual contract?

    ND is on the hook for only $500k in salary.
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    Re: Can Charlie Leave ND and Return to the Pats as OC?

    What mess? Weis had his most successful season with Ty's recruits.
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    I actually heard a rumor on on Sirius Radio that Notre Dame loves Jon Gruden. Apparently there are some ties there between the school and Gruden's father.
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