No Excuses

One Man’s Incredible Rise Through the NFL to Head Coach of Notre Dame

by Charlie Weis ’78 and Vic Carucci (HarperEntertainment)

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From his student days as a fan in the ND stands to his 2002 gastric bypass surgery and work as offensive coordinator for the Super-Bowl-winning New England Patriots, Coach Weis offers readers a peek at the Xs and Os of a straight-talking Jersey guy.

Along the way, he details what he learned from the two coaching Bills—Belichick and Parcells—and how he uses their approach in his ND job. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit Hannah and Friends, a nonprofit foundation started by the coach and his wife, Maura, and named after their daughter, for children with special needs.

(January 2007)