A FG wins the game and your kicker hasn't missed all year. Why even risk having a freshman QB make a bad throw?
this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
No. Kelly + 150 lbs = Weis.
Kelly + 150 lbs - Lesbian Golf Visor = Weis.
Kelly + 250 lbs - lesbian golf visor + decided schematic advantage - excuses = Weis.
Kelly + 350 lbs - lesbian golf visor + decided schematic advantage - excuses + front butt = Weis
((155lbs/350lbs)^(-visorth power)) + negligence = infinite ND losses.
At least he got off to a hot start. The pressure is going to be on Kelly a million times more so than last week. If I admired Notre Dame, I'd say stick with him so you don't go through another change. However, since I don't give a hell about them, I say keep that revolving door at head coach going!
this time they get Meyer.
Are you being sarcastic? Why the heck would Meyer leave Florida for ND who, arguably, cannot recruit as well, and wouldn't tolerate his Dantonian number of player arrests.
has had enough success and has enough money to do whatever he chooses. ND is a lifelong dream for the Catholic Meyer. He might just want to be the one who turns them around.
Meyer definitely knows how to coach and can do so even with mediocre talent, this season notwithstanding.
If he really wants the ND job, he has a strange way of showing it They fired Willingham when they did specifically to get him and he told them no.
but that was then. Maybe with the retirement, unretirement, nat'l championships, mediocre season this year and all, Meyer would finally jump. I have no inside info, but the rumors don't go away and it is a scary (on Halloween no less) thought.
Well, in any event, Kelly's got at least two more years to turn things around - unless it turns out that he had some role in the kid's death.
kelly + 150 lbs + 5 years of bad decisions = charlie weis.
You mean Brian Kelly=Jabba the Coach
What is wrong with Notre Dame?
They have a pretty legitimate shot with Allen and Crist out to go 4-8. I think we'd all agree 7 loses looks like a minimum with Utah and @USC left on the schedule, but that Yankee Stadium game vs a currently 5-3 Army squad isn't exactly a gimme either. "Go Whoever Is Playing ND at Any Given Time!!"
You're kidding, right?
Big Redacted, you're dead on. So folks, now that Crist is out, who is the best option at QB? How was the defense that Kelly inherited? How similar is the scheme to what Charlie ran? How pathetic was Charlie at developing talent?
I find it amusing that so many people on this board are willing to give RR the benefit of the doubt, yet, when Kelly steps into an eerily similar situation as RR did, the problem is that Kelly is full of fail.
Come on, folks. How bout a little consistency?
Another this week in schadenfreude for ND? Or does it go to MSU?
I think so just for Kelly saying that they had a huge game to prepare for this week against powerhouse Tulsa, which they blew.
Weis had a winning record his first year.
In fact, Weis won like 19 games in his first two years. Kelly might have to win 14 next year to get to that level.
Honestly, he might have to win 15. That Army game is no longer a gimme.
Once they get rid of Willingham's players, these guys are national championship bound!
Kelly's got a long way to go before he's mentioned in the same breath as these titans of the gridiron.
Ah, the only downside to ND losing this year: No hilariously premature book cover to post for years to come.
Delusion springs eternal.
Count on it having some form of the phrase "rise to glory" in it.
Can't he adjust his offense to players he has, you know, run pro set, etc., etc.?
I still think Kelly is a good coach, but ND's program is just a little more effed up than their fans will admit.
That first question sounds like something that people asked about RR in the middle of 2008, to be fair...
Let Kelly install his system and take the growing pains before they can take a leap forward. If RR had adapted to the personnel, the offense wouldn't have been nearly as good as it is this season.
I don't know why people keep making this analogy. ND has far, far more offensive talent than we did in 2008. Floyd and Rudolph might be the best players in the country at their positions, Allen/Wood are a good tailback combo, and their OL, while young, is loaded with former four- and five-star recruits. And Crist is well-suited to run the passing spread Kelly favors. The talent is there. I really don't know what their problem is. Maybe it's guys just not buying in.
The answer to that is Notre Dame hired him and his system. The two are a package deal He needs to implement it now to get them to point B quickly, and they need to be patient.
The man has gotten results everywhere he has been. Championships upon championships.
The way Notre Dame has been rolling the last 15 years, you'd their fans would be so centered that they'd make Gandhi look like he has ADD.
A first round pick at TE (now injured), a first round pick at WR ( who he doesn't know how to use, a good RB (now injured), a five star QB (now injured), a stud at LB, and years of highly rated recruiting classes who didn't all transfer out.
You talk about the system, but what their running now isn't all that different than what they ran last year. The biggest differences being an experienced QB and something resembling a running game which may be solely on Kelly's ego.
The last two decades of Notre Dame football make Lou Holtz look more and more like a (coaching) genius every day. Enough said about the modern state of Notre Dame football...
that ND let Lou Holtz get away with a lot of things that ND would not allow. He left the program in shambles
Is it too early to give BK a contract extension or are they going to wait until after they play in their bowl game? Oh wait...
so isn't this where ND gives Kelly a contract extension?
Hi my name is Rich Rodriguez. In 2008 my offense sucked, but now in 2010 we have one of the best in the country. Nobody else is capable of doing this.