â†µAlas, this happened twice last year for Syracuse's FBS opponents. (They did beat Northeastern, but they are FCS, and let's not count cupcakes as a food group, shall we?) Once it further imperiled the already listing career of Steve Kragthorpe at Louisville; the other time lightning struck, it came at South Bend, Indiana where Notre Dame suffered a humiliating loss to the Orangemen in Greg Robinson's penultimate game at Syracuse. If it looked bad on television, it was actually far, far worse for Charlie Weis, who admitted he briefly considered leaving the job after the defeat: â†µâ†µ
â†µâ‡¥"We talked about all that as a family, and we felt that we didn't want to leave that way," Weis said during a recent 35-minute interview with the Tribune. "That would have been the easy way out. That's not why we came here." â†µ
â†µUnfair comparisons aside: Charlie Weis, this profile in courage is for you. You earned it every word of it, big fella. (Unlike the dollars of your salary. Whether you deserve those is up for debate.) â†µâ†µ
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