Skip to comments.Kelly to be new Irish coach
Posted on 12/10/2009 6:33:08 PM PST by Perdogg
Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the man who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender.
Just 10 days after Charlie Weis was fired, it's up to Kelly to revive the fortunes of a team that just completed the worst decade of football in the history of the storied program with a 70-52 record and three losing seasons.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported Kelly would take over in South Bend.
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Sorry for the double post.
Hope they never win another game ( apology to Rockne—Leahy—Parsegian —Holtz)
Inviting Obama did it for me —until then I rooted for the Irish
As I've said before, ND is a marketing monster, but the pencilnecks in marketing don't get the job done on the field.
Harbaugh was the better candidate.
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“Inviting Obama did it for me”
It’s traditional. I just watched Reagan’s Notre Dame speech on you tube. GREAT!
The real story here is that the coach of an undefeated team (Cinci), which is prepping for a major bowl game with national championship implications, just UP AND LEAVES??? WTF
Sums it up well. Notre Dame is the most overrated university in the history of civilization.
There is zero chance of ND ever joining the Big Ten.
Thats a fact jak
Past May .. The magic Negro gives commencement speech, ND gives the community activist an honorary doctorate
ND has NOT stood for much of anything in decades. Just another academic pile of Bravo Sierra.
I can cite countless examples, but I'll spare you all unless you really want to know.
I love the old Notre Dame I went to and struggle mightily with what she has become. I pray she'll abandon some of the nonsense she embraced under Malloy, but do not believe Fr. Jenkins, the new president, is a good leader as evidenced by the Obama matter. You are welcome to invite the leader of the free world to come speak at the commencement exercise, but please don't honor him with a degree.
They would bring down the competition in the Big Ten, which is not great as of late and I am speaking as a Big Ten (football only) fan.
Colin Coward, of ESPN Radio, was working for a Portland (OR) radio station when ND played Oregon State in the Fiesta Bowl several years ago. He said that when the two teams ran on the field to warm up, he called his friends and told them to bet big on Oregon State. Said you could just tell that Oregon State was much bigger, faster, and stronger than ND.
That OSU team had two first round defensive ends, a couple of other NFLers on defense and T. J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Johnson at wide receiver.
Oregon State won 40-9.
Maybe, but the next few years at ND are going to be very tough. All the great smart guys are going to go to Stanford. Great weather, great coach and much better looking women. Academics are better than ND, too.
It’s easy for him (Kelly) to leave. He’s a liberal coaching ‘ho, going to the newest bastion of liberal love.
Cincinnati was just his means to an end.
Life lesson for his players... they are the broad shoulders upon which others will climb to reach their success.
Too bad the move from Kelly from Cincinnati to Notre Dame has to be announced before the bowl games. Kick in the gut to the Cincinnati players, I would think.
And it would still be called the "Big Ten" with the addition of Notre Dame? They can't call it the "Big Twelve", because that name is already taken.
It would still be superior to the Big 12 in every way.
Sworn in as an honorary Texan by Hayden Fry...
I don't think they get special treatment from the media. Many in the media have been criticizing them because they fired the previous coach too soon and he was an African American. ESPN and several radio shows have been very negative.
I think there are three reasons they have underperformed:
1. Since Holtz the coaches were specialists and not experienced or flexible enough
2. academic standards are truly higher than most schools
3. recruiting depth
I really want to know.
“Anyone got any thoughts on what’s wrong at the Golden Dome?”
Yeah, a dude named Jenkins.
I read an article that Kelley demanded Notre Dame change some (unfortunately unspecified in the article) things that hampered recruiting ability.
Anyhow I feel bad for the Bearcats players and fans. If Texas had missed that field goal they would be in the “National Championship” game, would Kelley still have decided to leave?
He built a good program there.
Kelley seems a genuinely nice fellow, and his players were loyal to the core. They seemed PERSONALLY hurt by his departure, which says a lot about his relationship with the kids.
He'll be fine at ND because he's got the recruiting process down. I expect them to be better under Kelley than under the last few coaches.
Que the massive ND hatred...
“I’ve been following college football for a long time.”
Wow threat really sets you apart from the other people reading this thread, please continue..
“They have there own broadcast TV network, NBC.”
Really ND owns NBC? Oh you must be talking about the fact that NBC decided to hook up with Notre Dame because most of the other good conferences have own deals with ESPN, ABC, CBS, or Fox... Who the hell does ND think they are trying to get the best TV coverage they can? So what else grinds your gears?
“They get BCS games they don’t deserve which brings in huge amounts of money.”
If you think ND needs the money from BCS games you don’t follow college football quite as closely as you claim. As to ‘Not deserving’ a bid how the hell is Georgia Tech getting one this year?
“The got slaughtered by Oregon State, Ohio State, and LSU in BCS bowl games that they never should have been invited to in the first place.”
Oh yea those poor prosecuted power conferences. When ND keeps a mid major from a bowl game you wake me up. Until then I guess the CS conferences will have to console themselves with the thought that they can lock TCU out.
Ah, the old ND Georgia Tech rivalry! As a kid many decades ago I thought it was hilarious when ND came to Grant Field.
The half pint whiskey bottles and frozen fish would come raining down from the stands. You don’t see that kind of fan support any more.
And the irony is that the opposing Head Coach in their bowl game is a UC Alum.
Here's hoping their new coach works out just as well as the last coach from the Cincinnati area.
Higher then Navy? They have won two in a row and played ND tough in some of the recent loses.
Tougher then Stanford? They have turned their program around.
Be ready ND fans! Brian Kelly is a LIAR, who told his team last week that he wasn't going anywhere.
He said that before the Pitt game, which they won by one point. From what I read in the papers, the Cincinnati players feel betrayed.
Kelly's the best placeholder they could find for the next several years, until Urban Meyer's kids have all grown and left home, whereupon Mrs. Meyer will allow Urban to move to South Bend. Kelly will make a lot of money in the interim.
There are two coaches in college basketball that I really respect: the late Don Haskins of UTEP, and Mark Few of Gonzaga. They could have left for greener pastures, but opted to stay in places they grew to love.
Few may move on some day, but it's not likely, as he's already turned down big time jobs, mostly Pac 10 schools.
Stanford deserves great credit for their excellence in athletics and academics. They're consistently in the top 5 when it comes to graduation rates.
Personally, I think Harbaugh would have been a better pick for ND. He's shown that he can recruit academically superior athletes.
Of course, I understand why Harbaugh would want to stay at Stanford. That part of the Bay Area is beautiful. If I had the $$$, it would be at the top of a short list. I grew up in the East Bay, and have fond memories of living there.
Not to hijack the thread, but here's a partial list of faves, in no particular order:
Dallas/Fort Worth suburbs...there's a ton of 'em.
Traben-Trarbach, Germany (Mosel River)
Hill Country, Texas
San Diego, CA
Next door to Dick Cheney's house in Wyoming (wherever that may be)
With the exception of the last item, I've either visited or lived there for an extended period.
It speaks to the character of kelly ... didn’t even have the balls to tell his players. They found out later after a banquet held for them. The offensive coordinator will coach them New Years Eve.
But then Kelly, the son of an ultra liberal politician knows the dirbag political route. No .. I do not deny what he did in Cincy. He brought the bearcats to a place that they have never been before. Nor do I hold ill will to one that betters him self professionally .. it is just a fact of life in college sports.
But as a person ... kelly is a stinking liberal clueless azzhole ... ND deserves him. I hope they go 3 and 9 the next 5 years.
Not to defend Kelly too much, as I know very little about the person, but consider this:
ND is one of the top coaching jobs in the country, a tough one to turn down for any coach.
They offered him the job at this time of year, probably telling Kelly if he delayed, they would go elsewhere.
I would blame ND as much as Kelly.
As I pointed out ... I didn’t/don’t care if Kelly goes to ND or anywhere else. But he lied. Even Lied to the very kids who took him undefeated even up through the banquet last night. Told them last night he wasn’t going.
ND is NOT a top job in college coaches, only in marketing minds. They haven’t done anything since 88.
small small small man. typical Liberal dirtbag. Small small school of ultra liberals posing as religious ... the two deserve each other
Kelly is a LOSER.
At the very least he should have been man enough to stand by his team and see them through the bowl game. He should have told Notre Dame that he would be the coach and that they would simply have to wait until the bowl game was finished.
Weis was a a big bust as a head coach but he could be a vast improvement over Offensive Coordinator Ron Turner if the Bears want him.
I’ve read that his departure was ‘inevitable’.
I hope he plays a game at Cincy. And I hope Rich Rodriguez and Michigan one day before he’s fired plays @West Virginia too. Imagine the boos.
“whereupon Mrs. Meyer will allow Urban to move to South Bend.”
:D. How come he turned them down the first time and went to Florida? I’m not sure he wants that job.
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