Via a tweet from Jay at The Wiz of Odds, a weird shot across the wire by a departing Charlie Weis over to rival Pete Carroll:

Weis held an exit interview Saturday with five reporters and threw a zinger in Carroll’s direction. He was asked, "Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way…"

Weis responded: "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.

Ahh, I’m trying to determine the most bizarre thing about this comment and it’s not that Carroll might have a piece on the side.  Is it Weis slinging this gossip (matter-of-factly) on his way out the door?  Maybe it’s the image of Weis seducing then living with a grad student on campus?   I understand his point about the difference between the media scrutiny here vs. in SoCal, but Chuck, did you have to go National Inquirer?

UpdatedWeis explains what happened, apologizes to Carroll.

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  1. First of all, I’m going to guess USC women are a bit more attractive than the ladies of Notre Dame (I say this sarcastically. I KNOW USC women are more attractive). Second, Notre Dame has this holier than thou attitude about its morals, so it would be a “glass houses” things if their head coach was living in sin. Then again, coming from Notre Dame, I wouldn’t be surprised. I did read the update, and I’ll give Weis credit for admitting Carroll kicked his butt during his time as coach.