Zvornik Bosna

October 30th, 2010 at 6:28 PM ^

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!

JClay

October 30th, 2010 at 6:31 PM ^

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!!"

chunkums

October 30th, 2010 at 6:52 PM ^

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?

maizenbluedevil

October 30th, 2010 at 7:53 PM ^

Agree 100%.

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?

BiSB

October 30th, 2010 at 6:35 PM ^

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.

markusr2007

October 30th, 2010 at 6:40 PM ^

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.

jmblue

October 30th, 2010 at 7:06 PM ^

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.

NateVolk

October 30th, 2010 at 6:53 PM ^

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.

Maize and Blue…

October 30th, 2010 at 7:51 PM ^

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.

JClay

October 30th, 2010 at 6:41 PM ^

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...