In reply to: You're in the tank for Kelly posted by Hanratty5ND
But I posit that Kelly knew he was outmatched and took the easy road. It's what he's done since being at ND. The outcome would've have been the same.
I'd be surprised if ND had fewer than 4 losses next season. Not including a bowl.
I can't think of any. I doubt Cincy wanted him to coach the bowl game. It's the way the world works.
You have no idea what Cincy wanted?
I could be wrong.
It's extremely unusual for a coach departing for another school to coach a bowl game. Claiming that something is standard operating procedure demonstrates a character flaw requires some proof on your part.
is something Kelly excels at. It's his MO.
because the assumption is he thought he'd lose the BCS game. And then this year we have posters furious that we won't decline a bowl bid because we fear we'll lose.....
purpose. One reason it serves no purpose is we'll lose if it's a team that is mediocre but doesn't suck too bad. But another reason it serves no purpose is if it's a team that stinks, it'll serve no purpose to beat a shitty team in a meaningless exhibition. Beating good teams in bowls is a meaningful challenge of an exhibition and has purpose.
Staying wasn't an option. There's a good argument that the coach who got Cincy to a BCS Bowl would be given the opportunity to coach in that game. Unless said coach was not held in favorable circumstances with their AD. Knowing Kelly's politicking and his lack of accouNtability at ND, I guess this could be another valid reason.
And it would be odd to stay on.
You're in it too. That's fine. Kelly needs a little love right now.
--I did reply to his post as well as other other posts. You have to be able to read.
If you can tell me how to post,I can tell you how to read.
-- Kelly has lost 4+ games in 4/5 years at ND. Not sure why you or anyone would be shocked if they repeated that in 2015. I think you put too much into the schedule/returners rather than the coaching...or lack thereof.
-- What Kelly did at Cincy is of no consequence to ND. That 12-0 or whatever he had in the Big East has no meaning at all to what he has done at ND. So yes--it doesn't count. Kelly has one anomaly on his ND record. Not likely to be repeated anytime soon.
That is the topic.
Brian Kelly is here in 2015. Who is the running back coach? Who is recruiting Florida?
No way this team loses 4 games next year! Weis is a Notre Dame man and we need to save this recruiting class!
this year's schedule with probably one fewer mid-tier team.
"murderer's row" schedule.
Do you just enjoy making up shit?
it's just so unfair how so many on here have pegged you, isn't it?