Where Does Brian Kelly Have Notre Dame Football Headed?

Author: UHND (2686 Posts - Joined: Dec 28, 2012)

Posted at 8:06 am on Jun 10, 2019

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Short term or long term?

Author: ndunabomber (2460 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:20 pm on Jun 10, 2019

In the short term, we'll have a team that fan finish in the top 10, and contend for a playoff spot if some breaks go our way. 10+ win seasons and a major bowl appearance should be the norm, at the very least. Brian Kelly and his current staff have done a nice job of coaching up the talent we have.

In the long term? We'll be stuck at the above level (good, maybe even excellent, but not great), unless recruiting continues to improve. We don't have that large presence of 5 star talent the likes of Clemson, Alabama, etc.

As it stands, we can contend with almost any team, and have a reasonably good chance of beating them. But to beat the teams the likes of Clemson and Alabama, we would need a lot of lucky breaks to go our way, and that's not likely going to happen on a regular basis, especially in the playoffs.

Brian Kelly has proven to be a top tier coach, but for him to become the best of the best the likes of Saban, Stoops, Meyer, etc., he's going to have to pull in even better talent on a regular basis.


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continue to stay in top 4, good times ahead

Author: DonMiller (730 Posts - Joined: Dec 20, 2016)

Posted at 2:14 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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While Kelly has made some bonehead decisions at times, ND will remain a notch below. The field for

Author: PBHangingChad (6241 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:17 am on Jun 10, 2019

talent is problematic since the field is no longer level. ND has to hit on almost every top recruit and has little depth. Others can stockpile talent. Everything would have to fall into place for ND to win a national championship. But can’t lay the blame on Kelly. But I believe he knows that now.

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Kelly inherited a disaster

Author: DonMiller (730 Posts - Joined: Dec 20, 2016)

Posted at 4:14 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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Re: Kelly inherited a disaster

Author: IrishChristopher (134 Posts - Joined: Sep 4, 2016)

Posted at 4:32 pm on Jun 11, 2019

Huh? Charlie Weis totally sucked as a Head Coach, but in no ways did he leave the cupboard bare for Kelly when Kelly took over in 2010. Kelly hardly inherited a disaster.

Actually Weis is the one who inherited a disaster though a disaster that would stay in remission until the 2007 season when the lack of recruiting by "Radio" was just a little more than evident.


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Fully agree

Author: PBHangingChad (6241 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:02 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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Let he or she who has not made some bonehead decisions throw the first stone.

Author: Curly1918 (2760 Posts - Joined: Aug 30, 2017)

Posted at 2:38 pm on Jun 10, 2019

Most of the best football talent has little interest in academics, and Notre Dame is now a first rate academic institution. That's actually a detriment to recruiting the top talent.

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Yep but sometimes you hit a Hard Four in Craps. Let’s hope ND is lucky.

Author: PBHangingChad (6241 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:03 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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Explain

Author: ColeyO (978 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:30 pm on Jun 10, 2019

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Hitting a hard four is a sucker bet meaning it rarely happens. ND against the top teams, ND winning

Author: PBHangingChad (6241 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:40 am on Jun 11, 2019

is like hitting a hard four. Not likely but it does happen.