Blame the NCAA. They're the ones who recently moved it up instead....They should change the rules to make it so the coach going into the bowl game should be the coach to coach the team, thus, no one leaves till after thier bowl game.
Or make a freeze of coaching moves till after all the Bowl games are over unless the university wants to release them.
All the need to do is push the signing date back by another few weeks.
Blame the NCAA. They're the ones who recently moved it up instead....
The logic of which escapes me.
Back to topic, Kelly will either end up being a hero or just another goat at ND. The schedule is going to be easy enough (the AD padded it with Fat Chollie's help), the recruiting will be easier than at Cincy, but the talent pool that will be left over for him? That seems to be the big question, to me.
The fact that Kelly told Cincy he was going to stay makes me sick.
WHY would he lie to the team?
And why would he even leave Cincy?
Is the Notre Dame coaching job REALLY that special? IMHO, it is NOT. They're a past-their-prime program that acts like they're still hot stuff.
He is a gutless traitor, and I hope he fails at ND.
Dan Patrick made an interesting observation on his show this morning about the players being pissed that he left before the bowl game...It appears that some of the players who are, rightly or wrongly, upset with Kelly didn't really care for him before the whole ND thing started...and then went on to ponder if these same players were guaranteed a high-paying spot on an NFL team next season if they left the team right now, would be gone in a heartbeat themselves!!!...
Quitting before the bowl game does suck, but it is just an exhibition. Cincinnati doesn't get any reward if they beat Florida, so who cares who's coaching. Were there a playoff it'd be different. Plus this is prime recruiting season and ND is hurting for players. If they don't have someone out there trying to sign kids they're going to be left with nothing but Rudy's playing for them next year.I was unsure when I was reading it, what they were saying .... glad they understand ..... he still should have stayed to coach the BOWL game, imo.