by bowl game massacres against superior SEC opponents. I know Kelly wasn't on the sideline for the 2010 Sugar Bowl, but especially given the 2013 BCS NCG, it's hard to imagine a Kelly-coached Cincy team coming much closer to Tebow-led Florida than 51-24.
Of course, that leaves the other 3.5 seasons, in which Kelly's aggregate record is 26-20 (.565), even worse than the career records of Davieham and Weis. Last I checked, 3.5 > 2.5. I defy anyone to find a comparably bad 3.5 year stretch among any of the elite coaches.
Just my two cents. Go Irish!!!!1!!!!
(edited to correct specific bowl and margin of defeat in 2010)