A report from the Senior Bowl on ESPN.com gives us the first public words from Minter that I’ve seen since his dismissal from Notre Dame…
Minter, whom Irish coach Charlie Weis replaced over the weekend with New York Jets assistant Corwin Brown, all but shrugged.
“I understand because I’ve been in his shoes,” said Minter, the head coach at Cincinnati from 1994-2003. “You have to make some hard decisions. Would I have let me go if I were in his shoes? No. But I think Charlie will be more comfortable with somebody from the Belichick-Parcells family. Charlie has brought in a young guy who doesn’t have my experience. But he’ll be more comfortable with him.”
Really? You wouldn’t have fired you if you were Charlie. That’s surprising. Shocking really.
Actually, it really isn’t because it explains why Minter isn’t a head coach anymore – he wouldn’t fire a defensive coordinator whose defense gave up 40 or more points in each of the three biggest games of the year while giving up over 1,100 yards of offense in the last two bowl games.
By the way, thank God Corwin Brown doesn’t have Minter’s experience – I’m hoping for a defensive coordinator that can keep people under 40 points and 500 yards in big games.[tags]Rick Minter, Charlie Weis, Corwin Brown, Notre Dame Football[/tags]