Here’s a curious thing: If it can be argued (and I assure you, it can, because it is all the time) that Charlie Weis doesn’t really understand the game of college football because he’s really only had success and great experience in the NFL, then when Joe Montana, one of the all time great NFL QBs and former ND players goes and says stuff like this, maybe it can be argued that he doesn’t really know what he’s talking about either. After all, Joe threw 27 interceptions against 25 TDs in his time at ND and played during an era when there wasn’t a lot of worry about things like an 85-man scholarship limit, or programs in the state of Florida playing football competently. Plus, Joe hasn’t really been involved in college football in 31 years. Maybe he’s just a guy talking at this point. I dunno if that’s right. I just wonder.
And here’s another curious thing: If you read that article linked above and you read this bit:
These days, Montana remains a Weis ally. And he said instead of titans such as Florida and Oklahoma, Weis’ program should aspire to look more like Stanford.
“With (coach Jim) Harbaugh and Stanford, if he fields a good and competitive team, they’re happy,” he said. “And once in awhile, they’ll have a real good team. Here, you expect to be a little better than that. But that’s the way it will be. A lot of peaks and valleys.”
Do you come away thinking to yourself, “Joe Montana said ND should aspire to be like Stanford,” or are you not a total moron with a complete inability to recognize text within and without quotation marks?
Joe Montana is a legend of the pro game and part of Notre Dame lore, and from what little I know of the guy, I like what I see. But at this point, I’m not even completely sure what he actually said versus how he was paraphrased, and I’m not entirely sure about his credentials as an authority on the college football game of today. So I can’t help but just find it all a little curious as to how what some guy -who may or may not know much more than you and I know – may or may not have actually said could cause the world to light on fire.