Brian Kelly: Great Coach, but Not the “Right” Coach for Notre Dame

Posted by Brendan Collins on December-10-2009 Add Comments

The 1980 US Olympic hockey team pulled off the greatest victory in the history of sports when a group of college kids knocked off the best hockey team in the world: the Soviet Union. The team that had defeated them 10-3 only a week before the Olympic games at Madison Square Garden. The US went on to win the gold medal by defeating Finland 4-1 in the championship game.

However, all legacy's have their roots and for Team USA their foundation for success was laid by head coach Herb Brooks at the tryout camp, where Brooks cut several of the nation's best players before declaring his final roster. The lesson he taught was simple, "I'm not looking for the best players, I'm looking for the right players." This was also portrayed in...

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