Breaking Down the Charlie Weis Buyout in the Form of Purchases

Adam Kramer@kegsneggsNational College Football Lead WriterMay 16, 2012

PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 28:  Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis walks back to the sideline after speaking to his team during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 28, 2009 in Palo Alto, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Since being fired by Notre Dame, Charlie Weis has been paid a cool $8.7 million to basically just drift off into the sunset, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Wait, it gets better (or worse, depending on where your rooting interests lie). Payments toward this buyout are expected to continue through 2015 and could hit $19 million if the current rate holds.

That’s a lot of money for a coach that has dabbled at another school, an NFL team and has since landed in Kansas for his next "new" gig.

It also got us thinking about $19 million—if that number is actually hit in the next few years—and what Notre Dame could have purchased with such large funds.

Here are some very realistic options:

Nick Saban

67 Bentleys

317,000 footballs

A $19 million pony

Nick Saban (again)

Solid gold uniforms to match their solid gold helmets

703,703 bottles of Makers Mark

The Big East

38,000 New iPads

A LOT of talented recruits

6,333,333 Big Macs

A BCS trophy (You could always buy one, 'cause, you know)

Bobby Petrino’s crashed motorcycle, and then $18,995,000 in gas

A pretty awesome mansion or three

Nick Saban (one more time)