Remember when you’d see the rulers of the USSR revise pictures of the members of the Politburo after one of its members was, um… removed? The Soviets would go back and airbrush the photos to make it look as if the party member in question never existed.
History, after all, is written by the winners. And the Notre Dame athletic department.
Notre Dame’s media guide has a lot of helpful things – except one.
If you’re trying to get a full picture of Charlie Weis’ coaching career and how teams have done while he’s been on staff, you’ll need to do more research.
Notre Dame omitted the losing seasons from Weis’ year-by-year biography on page 15 of the 2009 Spring Prospectus and page 90 of the 2008 football media guide. Among the omissions is the Irish’s 3-9 2007 season.
That’s progress at Notre Dame for you. George O’Leary gets canned a few days after being hired for polishing his resume. Now the school helps the coach do the polishing.