Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brian Kelly New Irish Football Coach

I've been off the grid for a few days...I'll make it up to you...But I still was paying attention to non-stop rumors...On twitter there was rumor after rumor, and speculation after speculation, all about the next Fighting Irish head football coach...But it was Brian Kelly's name that was always popping up...I was happy about that...So much so, I started following his twitter account...

That same day I started following, it went quiet...Coincidence? I don't think so...

Now, after checking with 12 different sources...It seems to be for real...Brian Kelly is the next Notre Dame head football coach...

Kelly has an overall record at Cincinnati 34-6 including this seasons 12-0 record...In three years at Central Michigan he had a record of 19-16, finishing his last season with a 9-4 record and a MAC Championship...Kelly's has a knack for turning programs around...He did it in Central Michigan, and they are still the top team in the MAC...And he did it at Cincinnati...And I'm sure he'll leave them in good shape...

I've thought for awhile that Kelly is the right coach for this job...Something new...Not a high-profile name, from a big-time school...Not big name, from the NFL getting the job because of his reputation...A reputation that was built up mostly because of other people...Yeah, that's a shot at Weis...

Kelly brings fire, hard work, and knack at getting the most out of his players...Something the last few coaches at Notre Dame haven't...

I'm kinda sad that we won't be able to see Golden Tate and Jimmy Clausen play for Kelly...I think they would have continued to flourish under him...But I can't blame them for going after that big NFL payday...

Go Irish!

Later, The Beeze.

7 comments:

Fragnoli said...

Another interesting angle on this is that Kelly has been rumored for the job for so long, you'd have to imagine that he was being recruited well before the Irish crashed to earth this year.

Chris Agresta said...

Kelly leaving an undefeated team just weeks before a BCS bowl, makes yet another great case for a playoff system in college football. I argue that if the Bearcats were part of an NCAA playoff sturcture and a chance at a National Championship, he would not have been so fast to jump ship even for his beloved Irish.

The BEEZE said...

FRAG, I think ND may have talked to him last year, when they thought about dumping Weis then...

Chris, there's no doubt in my mind that if Cincy was playing for the National Championship, Kelly would have stayed...Thanks for stopping by!

Chris Agresta said...

BEEZE, thanks you for your visit as well. I am sure there will be more to be said about this, Cincy folks are not too happy. I smell some rules changes coming regarding this. Unfortunately, they will not invlove playoff talk.

The BEEZE said...

Sad, how talk of a playoff is always shot down.

Fensterblau said...

Seems like as good a choice as any. I thought Randy Edsall would have been a good selection as well. There is no doubt both Kelly and Edsall were instrumental in the emergence of their programs into the BCS discussion. I pray it works out this time.

The BEEZE said...

I would have been happy with Edsall as well...I hope Kelly can do at ND, what he did in Cincy.