I really only care how Kelly compares to his contemporaries
by FourLeafDomer (2014-12-31 12:24:22)
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  In reply to: Kelly's winning percentage ranks 8th among the 12 ND coaches  posted by ShermanOaksND

not his predecessors. They're all 'fun facts' that you're presenting Sherm, but to me, it's all kind of a meaningless comparison. Others are free to believe otherwise, of course.

I'm much more interested in evaluating Kelly based on how he compares to the current crop of college football coaches. I'm not sure Kelly will compare all that favorably in such an evaluation. But I find it much more relevant than seeing how Kelly compares to coaches who were coaching when players still wore leather helmets.

My $0.02 for what they're worth. Otherwise, carry on.

He fares no better in that comparison
by ShermanOaksND  (2014-12-31 13:09:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Just take Bob "No Fire in the Belly" Stoops for starters. Since 2010, Stoops is 51-15 (.773), and that includes Monday's horrible bowl loss to Clemson. For his career, Stoops is 168-44 (.792).

I could go fetch the stats for Saban and Meyer, but I think the point is clear.

Wins since 2001: 1.Stoops 2. Meyer 3. Kelly
by RJD  (2014-12-31 16:07:21)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

That's on the back of the cover of the Rolling Stone Music City Media Guide.

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