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|Brady Quinn has thrived in Charlie Weis' system.|
The improvement started in the spring, when Quinn and Weis spent hours together, and student absorbed everything teacher had to say. Weis had the pedigree. Quinn had the mind.
And thanks to that relationship formed, Quinn said Wednesday he is definitely returning for his senior year -- mainly because of the man who helped turn Notre Dame around. "I have so many goals and ambitions outside of football that I believe it really is best for me to come back for an extra year and get the tutelage from Coach Weis that you can't receive in the NFL," Quinn said. "He's not there anymore. He's here now, so why not utilize that as long as you can and go for every goal that you want? I want to win a national championship. "[Weis] is a pretty big key. Or at least a large part of it."
Quinn and Weis have become almost like one. Weis' personality and football knowledge melded into Quinn. The quarterback isn't sure when it happened, when two became one, but it has. "He's one of my favorite guys because of how he handles himself, not because of how he plays," Weis said.
|Brady Quinn feels he is the most prepared player in the draft.|
Now, thanks to the river of knowledge from Weis to Quinn, everyone knows. Michael Rothstein covers Notre Dame football and men's basketball for the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette.