OT: Cowherd Just Said B. Kelly Exploring NFL Options

Submitted by FauxMo on November 28th, 2016 at 12:57 PM

OK, OK, I know this is pretty OT with everything happening, and who knows if Cowherd's sources are legitimate. But Colin's takeaway is that it is really hard to compete at ND with their academic standards and tough to get recruits to South Bend, and that combined with his dismal showing this year has Kelly looking to break from ND (rather than the other way around). If this happens, I predict ND goes into another tailspin of prolonged mediocrity. While we all hate Kelly, the guy has been well above average and done better than anyone there since Holtz, this year notwithstanding.  

Discussion? Thoughts? Thoughts and Prayers??  


EDIT: I am still watching Cowherd, and he just said he thinks Bama, OSU, UM and USC are the 4 best teams and should be in the play-off, but that Washington will edge us out unless they lose. Thinks we were the better team Saturday, and that the officiating was very bad. Not important in and of itself, but this growing narrative cannot be bad for our chances... 


Cali Wolverine

November 28th, 2016 at 1:58 PM ^

from the officials on Saturday. And that Michigan has the best defense in the country.

So fuck Notre Dame and fuck Ohio State (football...hearts out to campus right now) again. Go Colorado...would like for the stars to align and see Michigan get a second shot at Ohio State on a neutral field...with neutral officiating...that would be fun to see.


November 28th, 2016 at 4:03 PM ^

key plays where we got hose,d each as important as the next (we were stopped on our long first drive by a non PI call). Yeah, of course we would have won without any of our key errors, but they occured in the course of the game. A tidy shitpile of calls from the officials, OTOH, would have won us the game, and deservedly so.

But going even beyond THAT: how the H don't you come away from such a game saying these are two completel matched teams? How can it justify our drop?

The Mad Hatter

November 28th, 2016 at 1:26 PM ^

I recently took my daughter on a ND visit / tour and that place is fucking weird.  Sure, beautiful campus, buildings, etc, but none of the kids seemed like they wanted to be there.  It's like 80% of the student body was only there because their parents made them go.  Notre Dame was sad, depressing, and weird.

Contrast that to our NU visit the next day.  The kids there were brilliant, happy, engaged, and displayed an enthusiasm for their school much like most of us have for Michigan.



November 28th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

Academic standard and getting recruits to come to South Bend... just another excuse to deflect scrutiny of Kelly.

He'll take credit for when recruits come to ND simply because of cachet or legacy reasons I'll bet.



November 28th, 2016 at 1:07 PM ^

I don't think he's doing any better than his predecessors. Isn't his record worse than Weis and/or Willingham? He gets a lot of credit for getting to a National Championship Game that they didn't belong in.


November 28th, 2016 at 1:07 PM ^

He's only been slightly above average. He's had 2 double digit win seasons at ND in 7 years, compared to 3 in 4 years at Cincinnati. His ND record is 59W-31L. That said, the NFL deserves him.


November 28th, 2016 at 1:09 PM ^

A guest on Mike and Mike this morning said he knew 100% that Kelly's people have been exploring other college jobs as well, currently open or not. Seems like he might be considering bolting himself even if he doesn't get fired, or its just due diligence.


November 28th, 2016 at 1:16 PM ^

I wonder how much of him looking around is related to the academic trouble they had+having to vacate wins. Wonder if there is other stuff that he's afraid he'll get punished for is and is leaving preemptively a la Pete Caroll 


November 28th, 2016 at 1:17 PM ^

Brian Kelly will NEVER accept responsibility. He blames everybody but himself, it's getting absurd. On the macro level, he'll blame academic standards and recruiting hardships. On the season, he'll blame his (former) Defensive Coordinator. In specific games, he's blamed his center (for having issues making shotgun snaps in a monsoon), and he's blamed his QB (who most NFL ppl think will be a #1 pick). The dude refuses to accept responsibility.


November 28th, 2016 at 1:20 PM ^

And Brian Kelly denied it. I'd be surprised if he quit. Then again, I guess that's the usual coach's response to NCAA sanctions.

I wonder if ND would go after Les (and if they could have landed Herman if Kelly started "exploring" several losses ago).