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Hawaii coach apologizes for comment

Published 4:33pm Friday, July 31, 2009

NOTRE DAME – Fighting Irish football coach Charlie Weiss received a phone call Friday afternoon from Hawaii coach Greg McMackin regarding comments he made about the Notre Dame football program.
Weis said that McMackin used poor judgement when making those derogatory remarks about the football program, but he did not believe they were intended to be “Offensive.”
“This afternoon I received a phone call from coach McMackin and he
apologized to me and asked I pass that along to my players and coaches,” Weiss said in a press release issued late Friday afternoon. “We accept his apology and we will move on.
“As a parent of a daughter with global developmental delays, I am especially
sensitive to offensive characterizations like the one at issue here. But in no way do I believe coach McMackin’s comments were intended to be offensive. In our phone conversation today, I expressed those sentiments.
“It is now time to put this incident behind us and return focus to the 2009
season,” he concluded.

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