many on this board is Stoops and Richt. Well, those guys weren't even head coaches before named the head coaches at OU and UGA, respectively. Stoops was the DC at Florida and Richt was the OC at FSU. Both, programs which have a ton of cache went out and took calculated risks about them and it paid off. I'm not saying ND should hire a coordinator just look for good football coaches.
Saban, Meyer, et al. are almost 99.9999% not coming to ND. ND should be looking at that next rising star when Kelly leaves - because of regardless he'll either leave on his own decision or be fired. He is not going to retire from ND.