Thursday, October 12, 2006

the Podcastin' Irish | by Pat

For those who are avid readers of Irish Eyes, you already know about the interesting and insightful talk on ND football and recruiting featured on Mike Frank's "Power Hour" podcasts.

But if you haven't tuned in yet, today's a good day to start. Mike snagged his biggest interview to date and will sit down to talk shop with the bossman himself, Charlie Weis. I suspect they'll spend most of the time talking about Charlie's new book, "No Excuses" (I wouldn't expect any scoop on the recent Greg Little non-announcement announcement, or if Charlie's started to leave empty packing boxes in Rick Minter's office).

The show starts at 3:30 pm (EST) and you can listen live by clicking here or here. If you missed it, an archived copy will show up here shortly.

In the meantime, you can check out an excerpt from Charlie's book here. My favorite part is Weis describing his first phone call conversation with Kevin White.

We beat the Browns, 42–15. On Tuesday morning, as we began game planning for our next opponent, Cincinnati, Kevin called to say he wanted to come to New England to interview me.

“When do you want to do that?” I asked.

“Today,” he said.


“When are you available?”

“Any time after midnight.”

“Excuse me?”

“Any time after midnight.”
And from there it goes on to describe the interview that started off Charlie's return to Notre Dame, a process that started at 12:30 A.M at the Westin Hotel in Providence, RI.