The former Notre Dame coach said his comments about USC counterpart Pete Carroll were taken out of context during an exit interview Saturday with five selected reporters in South Bend.
"In no way was I trying to take a shot at Pete," Weis said in a message for Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times.
"What we were talking about was how the rumor mill can affect people's lives. When I was asked a specific question like that, I responded like, 'This is the same crap that I’m talking about.' You start saying things like this and one thing, this guy does this and I do that and all of a sudden the Internet takes it all over the place.
"So, in no way was I trying to take a shot at Pete. I feel if I offended Pete, I will run Pete down and apologize. ... In no way do I have any idea what’s going on in anyone's life other than the fact that rumors on the Internet can affect coaches' lives in a very, very negative fashion."