Outside of those that follow Notre Dame, no one will care if Kelly is fired or is here for the next 10 years. And all anyone will think is the same thing anyone with eyes already knows, Kelly is not a championship winning coach. The only other thing people may think is that Notre Dame isn't satisfied with a coach who is squarely mediocre 80% of the time and even the 20% of the time when he isn't, he comes up a little short.
And yes we do all need to get it through our heads Kelly isn't going anywhere (and likely won't next year barring something less than probably 8 wins), but everyone also needs to get it through their heads than 12-0 in 2012 has already run out of any time it may have bought Kelly because the last two seasons have proven what the first two seasons hinted at. The guy will not get it done. For whatever reason, he will not get it done.