For the first time since December 2004, the University of Notre Dame will not pay Charlie Weis a dime this season.
Weis was hired to replace Tyrone Willingham as head coach of the Irish on Dec. 12, 2004. One day later, he signed a six-year contract worth a reported $2 million per year. It was a deal that proved to be one of the biggest mistakes in Notre Dame football history.
Weis won nine and 10 games in his first two seasons, respectively, before imploding. The Irish won 16 total games between 2007-09, the lowest three-year total since 1961-63. He was fired after going 6-6 in 2009. And it took the school more than six years to pay off his contract.
At the time of his dismissal, Weis earned $6.6 million per year. He continued to receive about $2.05 million each subsequent year for a total of $18,967,960, according to the Indianapolis Star. During this time Weis was also getting paid by the Kansas City Chiefs, University of Florida, and University of Kansas.
Notre Dame actually stopped paying Weis more than a year ago, but because it's a private institution, the total amount was not disclosed. The school's federal tax return for 2015 revealed that a final installment of $2,054,742 was made.
Charlie Weis made $541,941.72 for every game he won with the Irish (35). Oh, and he also raked in millions after lighting the Kansas football program on fire.