Yinka Double Dare

January 23rd, 2018 at 2:53 PM ^

They actually appeared to know what they were doing with this coaching hire, including the staff hires under him, and their last two drafts have been pretty strong. Obviously, the 2017 one does hinge significantly on Trubisky, but he wasn't bad for a rookie this year particularly considering he had no one to throw to at all - top receivers injured in camp, then top TE's leg nearly broke off. The most dynamic receiver was actually a rookie running back. 

The Bears did hire a Notre Dame coach - they hired ND's OL coach. Considering ND might have two lineman taken in the first round of year's draft, that guy might know what he's doing.

Pretty toney

January 23rd, 2018 at 12:16 PM ^

I'm not making an excuse for them I'm just saying their is a massive difference in the kind of kids they allow in and the kids Bama lsu fsu osu and georgia let in.....I used to live in the south I'm telling you Bama and lsu have rosters full of grown men it's almost unbelievable watching them in person and then watching others schools....lsu is just poorly coached they have a team full of Patrick Peterson and Leonard fournette level athletes and lose to Troy Bama on the other hand well we all see what coaching plus elite talent looks like

Perkis-Size Me

January 23rd, 2018 at 12:16 PM ^

I doubt he'd leave OSU either, because ND is at best a lateral move at this point. The academic requirements are much stricter, and he'd effectively be starting over again when he already has a fine-tuned machine in Columbus. He'd definitely get ND into the playoffs at some point in the next few years, but still, it's starting over. The only reason he'd leave is if he felt a personal calling to go there. 

But Meyer did put ND up as one of his two dream jobs at some point, so if Kelly does end up leaving I suppose its at least within the realm of possibility. I bet ND would at least make him an offer and force him to say no. 


January 23rd, 2018 at 12:28 PM ^

He grew up in a Catholic home and was a Notre Dame fan. Other than that, he doesn't have much of a connection to the football program. He was not interested in the ND job after Bob Davie was fired in 2001, Tyrone Willingham in 2004, and Charlie Weis in 2009. The positions that came closest to prying him away from the Sooners during his run there were the Cleveland Browns and the Flordia Gators.