Quinn flying high because Weis keeps him grounded

Updated: August 18, 2006, 4:07 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN The Magazine
Here it comes. Get ready. This won't be pleasant.

On the first day of practice at Notre Dame, Charlie Weis looks ornery. He's got some serious venom holstered -- built it up all summer -- and he's stumping all over the field like a mule itching to kick.

Charlie Weis and Brady Quinn
Elsa/Getty ImagesBrady Quinn learned plenty from head coach Charlie Weis.

An Irish supporter dares to ask him how he's doing.

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