The offense relied on the run to beat USC but came out of the gate in 2011 with the South Florida debacle and a quarterback leadership issue.
I don't see Kelly making progress and five-loss seasons are getting old. The spin doctors are emphasizing eight win seasons as a measure of consistency. But what's also consistent are the Tulsa-Navy-USF-Northwestern bed-shittings that fall squarely on bad coaching.
The FSU performance and LSU win shows Kelly and Notre Dame can, and should, do better.
The facts suggest that we're stuck with consistent inconsistency.