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Ian Kay: Weis’s firing bittersweet for Michigan fans

Weis’s tenure in South Bend was the perfect mixture of defiance and delusion for Michigan fans. As the cocky, arrogant leader of a cocky, arrogant school, Weis put his foot in his mouth time and time again. “To hell with Michigan,” he said at an alumni banquet in the spring of 2008. The comment was allegedly an homage to Bo Schembechler’s similar statements about opposing teams. That nuance was lost on most of us.