Not The Right Fit: Why Kelly and The Irish Aren’t a Match Made in Heaven

Posted by Alex Guy on December-11-2009 Add Comments

Well it happened. It all seems to good to be true. An up-and-coming coach with an Irish name joining a reeling Notre Dame program with tremendous upside. This is a no brainer. There's no way this could blow up in everyone's faces, right?

As confirmation of Kelly's five-year deal with the Irish, reached media outlets this morning, I couldn't help but shake my head. Kelly's move to South Bend is bad for both parties. Lets look at the facts:


  • Along with 34 seniors, Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate are gone from an Irish squad that will not appear in a bowl game this season and lost to UConn and Navy at home. This means that the team Kelly inherits will be seriously lacking in leadership.
  • Since Bob Davie to...

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