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Notre Dame omits Weis' losing season

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07:34 AM ET 05.20 | 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. The 2007 statistics appear on page 91 in the 2008 guide and in the school's year-by-year history, among other places. The decision to omit those records goes back to when Weis was hired in 2005 without any prior head coaching experience. Notre Dame's media relations department said Monday that it treated his coaching history like that of an assistant -- only accentuating the positive. "That's the way we did it at the time and that's what we've lived with, for the most part," said Notre Dame senior associate athletics director for media relations John Heisler said. "If you go back, it didn't necessarily look the same as Bob's or Tyrone's or anybody's. We weren't trying to make it look identical."

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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