Why All This Talk About Chip Kelly? Let's Wait For Brian Kelly!
Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:45 PM
What I do know is that Brian Kelly has taken a struggling Notre Dame program to the promise land in just three seasons. Some can say he's doing it with a Charlie Weiss recruiting class, other's will say that all he does is win. If it's that easy, why wasn't a former high profiled coach in the NFL able to do it? He's done it at Central Michigan, Cincinatti, and now Notre Dame. His career record as a head coach in college is now 199-66-2.
I'm like Schopp on WGR55, I'm not interested in a recycled NFL coach. I want a coach that's 0-0 in the NFL. We both want a Kelly as our next coach, but I'm in favor of Brian. Most reports are that Chip is going to Cleveland, so why not turn our attention to Brian Kelly. Here's hoping that the Bills brass is planning to travel to South Florida Monday night in hopes to interview him Tuesday morning.
The other big question is, will he leave Notre Dame? Why would he leave Notre Dame? Show him the money Russ, just like Cleveland is doing right now with Chip. It's worth a try.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 04:51 PM
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Really folks, Buffalo is not the place to be. I love the Bills, but the city offers nothing and his is already treated like the second coming.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:11 PM
I was able to circle back with Kelly about the intrigue of the NFL, which, according to colleague Bruce Feldman, has Kelly on its radar.
"How can you not be [intrigued]?" Kelly said. "When you've coached football, you look at everything -- you look at high school film and you watch coaches there, college, Division III to Division I, it doesn't matter, college, NFL. All of that stuff intrigues me. I still think it comes down to time and place. What is the right time, and what is the right place? I never take any of that off the board."
Kelly's a smart guy. He knows NFL teams might call after the game, win or lose, right?
"My agent would get a call, he'd run it by me, and we'd go from there," he said. "But, again, time and place."
Is the right time and place next week, after the game?
"Time and place," said a smiling Kelly as he walked off.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:16 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:10 PM
ND should have lost 3 games this season; Pittsburgh, Stanford, and I believe they would have lost to USC had Barkely been playing. They took a schedule that looked very tough in the beginning of the season and squeeked by undefeated. Heck, even Purdue, BYU, and Michigan were all withing one score of beating them. None of those teams (except Stanford) were impressive this season at all. In reality there are probably a number of teams from the SEC, Pac 10, or Big 12 that could have ran that schedule (with more convincing results).
However, there is something to be said about the fact that they did win all of those games. I'll be curious to see how Monday turns out. I have a feeling that Alabama is going to absolutely dominate the game, should they prove me wrong and win (or play with them all game), I will be much more impressed with Kelly than I am at this point.
Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:41 PM