December 10th, 2009 at 10:22 PM ^

I love how Kelly was just on ESPN accepting his Coach of the Year award and Chris Fowler asked him something like 5 questions in a row trying to get Kelly to admit to this and Kelly would not bite. Kelly even said (paraphrasing), "I see what you're trying to do Chris, but I don't have anything to say about it right now." Dude, you're not fooling anyone.


December 11th, 2009 at 10:54 AM ^

I was annoyed by how persistent Chris Fowler was with trying to get him to announce his new job. If he wanted to announce it then, he could have made that choice. It ended up making both of them look stupid because Kelly obviously wanted to make the announcement the proper way, at a press conference, while Fowler wanted to ask the same question six times.

I just started laughing when they announced Kelly had won the award because everyone knew he was bailing on his team... oops! Maybe they should have made a last second bump down to #2 on the short list.


December 11th, 2009 at 7:07 AM ^

The other day TomVH posted something about how it would be difficult to hate him with his years at CMU and how he met him and all. However, lets look at it like this; the "savior" of cinci football comes along, builds the program up, leads them to an undefeated season, and a BCS bowl against one of the best teams in the nation. So Cinci players are all pumped, getting ready for the biggest games of their careers, of the schools career, and their coach dumps them for more money. Shows alotta class, im not having any difficulty hating him now.


December 10th, 2009 at 11:14 PM ^

It's a shame that a team can have their coach win Coach of the Year and have the players not be excited for him at all. Shows a lot about his character, if you ask me.


December 11th, 2009 at 12:08 AM ^

Nobody -- including the revisionists -- thought Michigan would be where it is at the end of year 2. So, no one can 100% predict what Kelly will do at Notre Dame.

One thing is certain, though. He is absolutely not in the 'Notre Dame mold.' It shows that the school and the AD are serious about returning the team to its winning ways.

Should make for a fun(ner) rivalry!


December 11th, 2009 at 12:15 AM ^

I was just about to read Dan Wetzel's article on Yahoo!Sports when I got to thinking, the Black Coaches Association is gonna be pissed. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm almost certain, ND didn't contact nor interview ANY minority coach before hiring BK.

And they consider themselves a paradigm of moral integrity. Shame.