USC Coach Pete Carroll Denies Grad Student Allegation

charlie-weis-pete-carroll-grad-studentFormer Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis reportedly took a shot at USC’s Pete Carroll in an online interview published Saturday.

Weis, fired at Notre Dame last week, was asked by IrishIllustrated.com‘s Senior Editor Tim Prister if he was “frustrated” by how he’s portrayed as opposed to Carroll. Weis responded implying that Carroll lived with a graduate student, separate from his wife.

Q: Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way …

CW: 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.

In a recent LA Times report, Caroll denied the allegation, saying “It’s untrue, it’s irresponsible and it’s incredible he’d be talking about me like that.”

Weis was fired after Notre Dame finished 6-6 this season. He was 35-27 in five seasons, winning just one bowl game during his tenure.