They just completed a Notre Dame alumni golf outing in North Naples, Fla., and Ara Parseghian shared with the world what he said to Crewcut Charlie Weis.
"Put big W's up. That's what I told him," Parseghian said. "Get those wins. Sometimes it's not always easy."
Parseghian, who had a sparkling 95-17 record as Fighting Irish coach, is clueless as to why Crewcut's team stumbled to an embarrassing 3-9 mark in 2007.
"It defies a logical explanation," said Parseghian, 84. "Apparently after winning 19 games and losing six in two years, the rebuilding process didn't quite measure up. The schedule is not quite as difficult this year, so I think they'll make a rebound."
Back in South Bend, the embarrassment continued. Sophomore tight end Will Yeatman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless driving. Yeatman, who was unavailable for comment, was arrested Jan. 28 after he drove his car on a sidewalk on the Notre Dame campus.
Yeatman will have to install an ignition interlock system for at least 180 days. He is not allowed to drive any car without the system and will be in violation of the agreement if he has a blood alcohol reading more than 0.02 percent or tries to start or drive a car with a higher reading than 0.04 percent.