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Sapp.Jason@synthes.com - https://twitter.com/Jason_Sapp
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Well some positive news this week. Onwards and upwards. Get to work Brian!!
Of course he is, was and always was going to be.
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My shock and amazement is only surpassed by everything.
I may not be pretty, but I'm fast.....
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This is great news!
“This is that time when you say winning’s a choice.“
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Great! Now let's get this recruiting class wrapped up and start working on getting back to the National Championship Game! We have a lot of work to do!
Great! The statement was classy.
When is the jumbotron going up? Jk.
But, I'm not done freaking out. :(
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Thanks Jason - you could have waited till I got back from the bathroom to break this news - I have been refreshing every 30 SEC all day!!!!!!
January 12, 2013
Brian Kelly to Continue as University of Notre Dame Football Coach
Brian Kelly, who led his third Irish team to the Bowl Championship Series title game on Monday, will remain as the head football coach at the University of Notre Dame.
"This week, I had an incredible opportunity to speak with one of the premier organizations in sports about becoming their head coach,” said Kelly.
“Like every kid who has ever put on a pair of football cleats, I have had thoughts about being a part of the NFL. However, after much reflection and conversation with those closest to me, I have decided to remain at Notre Dame.
“This decision was motivated purely by my love for Notre Dame and the entire Fighting Irish community, the young men I have the great fortune to coach, and my desire to continue to build the best football program in the country.
“We still have a lot of work to do and my staff and I are excited about the challenges ahead.”
Kelly led the Irish to a 12-1 record in 2012 in his third season as Irish head coach. Notre Dame finished the regular season ranked number one in the BCS standings, with the top-rated scoring defense in the country. Kelly became only the second Irish coach to win 12 games in a season (Lou Holtz also did it in 1988) and now stands 28-11 in his three seasons in South Bend. No Notre Dame coach has ever won more than 28 games in his first three years as Notre Dame head coach (Dan Devine also won 28 in 1975-77).
The Notre Dame football program also ranked number one among all Football Bowl Subdivision programs in the most recent NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures released in October—as the Irish became the first team to be ranked number one in the football polls and also first in graduation rates and play for the BCS title.
“I was always confident that Brian would continue to lead our football program, I am very happy to have that confirmed and share Brian's excitement about what lies ahead for our program,” said Notre Dame vice president and athletics director Jack Swarbrick. “
“I appreciate the Eagles reaching out to request permission to speak with Brian, and I also appreciate Brian keeping me fully informed throughout this process. We all look forward to what’s ahead for Notre Dame football.”
Thank you staff for the exhausting effort to get the latest information on this whole scenerio. Go Irish.
This post was edited by big zoo 18 months ago
If I could do a back flip I'd do one right now. Is it April yet?
He made the decision we all would make..He also returned the call as we all would do. As for going forward? He can now say, 'I was given that opportunity and I realized this is the best place, I am staying here, now let's kick some asz'!
Does this mean anzalone will be hopping a plane from florida to nd
Went to the grotto and said a small prayer today he would stay thank god great day!
No sour grapes in any way, we might welcome him, but not the family. Leave him in Florida and wish him the best of luck.
I hope he got what he wanted
You're quite welcome!
I don't trust him anymore. If this was extortion, then it shouldn't have been done in public. Somebody, like Coach Holtz, who truly gets ND would have never done this nor handled it in this manner. His love of Notre Dame rings hollow.
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