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Cincinnati football coach Brian Kelly is leaving for Notre Dame, according to IrishCentral.com
cleveland.com ^ | December 02, 2009, 3:03PM | Starting Blocks

Posted on 12/02/2009 2:58:16 PM PST by Bad~Rodeo

One of the greatest football seasons in University of Cincinnati history may end on a sour note.

According to IrishCentral.com, UC's Brian Kelly will be the next Notre Dame coach. IrishCentral.com is also the Internet home of Irish Voice and Irish America magazines.

Reporter Sean O'Shea writes that a well-informed person says that Kelly is expected to sign a deal soon. UC (11-0) plays at Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the winner claiming the Big East Conference championship and a spot in a BCS bowl game.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


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To: Ax

It was Moeller High School, not the University of Cincinnati. Faust was in over his head even at Akron.


51 posted on 12/02/2009 6:37:30 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: Bad~Rodeo

don’t disagree but I wonder if ND will tolerate that.


52 posted on 12/02/2009 6:49:05 PM PST by Coachm
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To: conservativebuckeye

not sure if Cincy is better than State as I saw State dismantle Penn State and don’t believe the Big East is the same caliber of play as the Big 10. BUT, I do believe Kelly is recruting well against State. Probably not better top to bottom but the fact that they’re competing at a high level means they are getting some good kids. I don’t put much credence in the talent rating services when it comes to recruiting. To me, they are no different than most economists and weathermen - they get the easy ones right all the time.

The results speak for themselves 2 or 3 years down the road.


53 posted on 12/02/2009 6:53:39 PM PST by Coachm
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To: Coachm

No, as long as he don’t do it there, but how many coaches under consideration haven’t done a little sweeping over the years? Public scrutiny/opinion is brutal today. Ask a well known golfer. L~


54 posted on 12/02/2009 7:09:32 PM PST by Bad~Rodeo (Defensor Fortis)
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To: Coachm

I think that OSU would beat Cinci on a neutral field. The Bucks have a much better defense. I agree that the recruiting services aren’t always that accurate, but Kelly has yet to have a class in the top 50 while OSU is almost always in the top ten. That’s a significant disparity. I still see little evidence that OSU is losing many players to Cinci. If they lose an Ohio kid, it’s usually to ND, Michigan, or Penn St.


55 posted on 12/02/2009 7:54:52 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: conservativebuckeye

“Kelly has yet to have a class in the top 50”

makes the job he’s done even more impressive.

Ohio is so loaded with football talent that even if he is getting “sloppy seconds” on in-state recruits, he and the staff are going to do well.


56 posted on 12/02/2009 8:19:39 PM PST by Coachm
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To: Coachm

Great point about the talent in the state and the job Kelly has done. I love Tressel, but I think Kelly is a better pure coach than he is. I don’t know who is better as far as building and sustaining a program. Most colleges would love to have either one.


57 posted on 12/02/2009 8:28:55 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: conservativebuckeye
ND has had top 15 recruiting classes and hasn't done squat. Recruiting classes don't mean a lot these days. Programs like TCU and Cinci are proof. Its about coaching and talent.

My money is on Stoops going to ND. But knowing Nick Saban, don't be surprised if he goes to ND.

58 posted on 12/02/2009 8:32:28 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: Coachm

Wow, I guess they (ND) really do not care that Brian Kelly is very pro-choice.


59 posted on 12/10/2009 5:13:06 PM PST by VAFreedom
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To: VAFreedom

Yeah well, you better believe the fan base has been pretty ugle about the Weis thing.

As someone alluded to earlier, the fact that they would bring Obama in to speak says volumes about the administration.


60 posted on 12/10/2009 6:10:02 PM PST by Coachm
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