apparently Brian Kelly interviewed with the Eagles. i don't have a link it flashed at the bottom of ESPN ticker.
Brian Kelly interviewed with Eagles?
Kelly is so Irish he does riverdances in the locker room.
Other than his name, what makes you think that? Not doubting you necessarily, but he always just seemed to me like a guy who wanted to climb up the career ladder as far as he could.
But Kelly has said that he grew up loving Notre Dame as an Irish Catholic boy. There is simply no way he leaves.
Don't get me wrong, I would love it if he left, but I just don't see it happening.
Doesn't mean he doesn't like millions of dollars.
They're green too.
I think he leaves within 2 years anyway, I think he's an opportunist type guy, plus being ND coach has to be stressful, he has made them more competitive and who knows how long that might last there, he'll wanna take advantage while the iron is hot.
he also looks like an angry leprechaun
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for all. Two great pieces of news in a 2 hour span. Is Green announcing tonight?
Even if he left, wouldn't they just promote Bob Diaco?
I imagine they would first float to the usual suspects. Jon Gruden, Chris Peterson, Gary Patterson, James Franklin, Charlie Strong, David Shaw. Then assuming they couldn't get any of those guys, they would probably hire either Diaco or someone like Art Briles.
I think they could go with Chuck Martin, their offensive coordinator/assistant coach. He came from a simlar background and Kelly loves him. Martin might be Notre Dame's Luke Fickell and hold the job for a year untill a "big name" can be hired
A quick google search and its comin back hot...
cause me to laugh from deep within
I would if I were him. He'll never do better than he did this year, and his stock will never be higher either.
Kelly's track record says he's an awesome coach (purple-face of not) and Notre Dame is recruiting just as well or even better than us right now. He made GVSU awesome, he made CMU sweet, he made Cincinnati sweet, and he could easily turn ND into a perennial top 5 team.
If he takes the Job do they give grimace an Irish wake in south bend?
I think they have quite a few good ones too.
yes, yes... YEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!
Imagine if kelly went to the eagles and Meyer took the job at notre dame. Oh imagine the meltdown....
Then Dantonio went to OSU.
But why would he take a job he's already turned down twice?
And even if he did, we only would have to play him twice more rather than every year...
No way Meyer ever leaves OSU for anything other than the NFL. Prestiege and recruiting platform are pretty similiar, he has more history with OSU than anywhere other than Cinci, and there is absolutely no way OSU won't match/beat on coaches salary + assistants salary. Alas, I think we are stuck with him until he retires.
OSU was always Meyers target, ND was in his list of buyout options as was UM. Neither one was ever a target.
Obviously, the Rooney rule stipulates you must interview at least one purple person.
I thought he was more a shade of beet red. Either way, he is in a class all by himself.
I guess ESPN meant "received phone call and said no thanks."
Does good news come in 3's?
In disarray again?? They have a really good recruiting class as well. There would be a ton of scrambling!
Hello: Jaylon Smith?
A man can dream....
Yeah, they went 12-0 this year, but I think dumb luck had more to do with it than Brian Kelly. If he leaves they might actually get someone good that would be able to maximize the talent on that team.
This is stupid for the Eagles. I'd wait until next year to see if he's for real. He had one good year and got pooped on in the NC game.
Anyone remember how close he was to getting shit canned at the start of the year?
but he's won everywhere he's been. To say he's had one good year at ND is true, but ignores his career. Plenty of NFL HC's have been hired on lesser HC resumes. Doug Marrone just took the Bills job this week.
To be fair..He's won with other coaches talent every where he's been.
I think he pretty much built GVSU from the ground up and I believe CMU and CIncy were pretty average before he got there and let them both to some of their best season ever. It's not like he was a Chizik who had Malzahn and Cam Newton (he had LeFevour but he's not quite the specimen Newton was)
Gvsu is a tough job.. He had to recruit against the likes of..... Hell if I know and I grew up 15 minutes from there. Doesn't change the fact that while in the big leagues all his winning teams were made of rosters full of the other coaches recruits.
Taking someone else's players and making them great is even more impressive.
You do realize that Mike DeBoard was the HC at CMU before Kelly correct? To say the cupboard was bare is an understatement, it had yet to be built yet.
Also, Weis had how many top 10 classes and perennially underachieved, Kelly has finally started to get the most out of the leftover upperclassman from those classes and with a hefty sprinkling of his own recruits got his team to the MNC. I may not like the guy but to say he wins with others recruits is untrue.
It doesn't matter what you do with 25 five star recruits. If you can't coach, you can't coach. I think its an absolute idiotic statement to make "Well he used the previous coaches kids", at the time those kids were recruited he was somewhere else. So if he had actually been at that school, whos to say he wouldn't have recruited those kids anyways?
So again, in this case, Weis recruited offense, strictly. There was nothing wrong with the offense. Under Weis I think ND had 35ppg on offense. The problem was a vacant defense. Kelly came in, recruited the hell out of defense and here we are.
Now if Kelly can do what he knows best and light up the offense, we'll be good.
Dan LeFevour is a QB legend.
Charlie Weiss was a good coach for notre dame if he stays a couple years and moves on like Kelly did at Cmu and Cincinnati then..
are polar opposites.
He won at GVSU and Cinci with his players.
B) How does winning, regardless of who recruited the players, impugn a guy's coaching capabilities? Is the jury still out on Brady Hoke because he hasn't stayed in one place long enough to play with a roster of 100% his guys? Perhaps. What about Jim Harbaugh? With 3 years at SDSU and 4 at Stanford, coaching with others players, was it dumb of the 49ers to hire him?
Kelly's not Larry Coker. He's won at all 4 stops. And in his case, unlike a Coker, he's elevated the programs he took over (CMU, Cinci, and now ND). I think we have good evidence it's not a coincedence or just luck of the roster, given his track record.
Also, we don't assess NFL coaches like that. "To be fair, Jim Harbaugh is winning in SF with some players left over from old staff... To be fair, we can't really say Chuck Pagano and Bruce Arians can coach even though the Colts made the playoffs, because a lot of the roster was left over from that Jim Caldwell 0-16 team."
Kelly''s an ass. People don't like him. I get it. I'm not a fan either. But it's not hard for me to imagine why an NFL GM or owner might think, "Hmmn, we should bring this guy in and at least talk to him."