I found MSC comments interesting in John Bacon's "Three and Out" regarding Brian Kelly and having observed him now for a season and a half in post game comments and sideline antics I think we dodged a bullet with this guy and ND has found themselves another Head case in Head coaching.
Besides The Color Purple
and his role in the Death of Decland Sullivan...where he did indeed play a role Kelly has no problem throwing his players under the bus publicly and does a very poor job IMO of taking personal responsibility.
You can get away with these kinds of things at Grand Valley State and Central Michigan. Even the press corps at Cincinatti will not take notice but when you coach at ND your true purple colors will be exposed.
The most recent USC post game presser has some final coffins in the nail as i read them and if I were an ND fan I would want him gone.
"I’m supposed to say, "everything’s our fault?"There are things players gotta handle too.It’s always going to be both of us.Don’t go criticizing if we give you the right answer and it is on them. Certain parts of the year, they’ve managed it well.Other times we haven’t.Ultimately,we gotta get them to do it right. In the end, it’s always the two of you.End of story. It’ll be that way till they quit playing football.”
"Generally, I'm going to fall on the sword nine out of 10 times," he said about his team’s lethargic start. "I know what I'm doing on a bye week. I've had great success. I know what it looks like. And for us to come out and be less than what we should be, I'm not happy about it. But I'm certainly not going to go back and second guess the way I've prepared over 21 years in a bye week.”
"Cierre wood didn't live up the our expectations that have here for Notre Dame Players"
After giving him received 6 carries!!!
"We had some guys that didn't play with poise that need to play with poise," Kelly said. "Championship football teams play with competitive grace, which means that when the stakes are high and the stage is great, they raise their game. Today, in that same situation, some of our players didn't raise their level of play.”