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I would like to see BK hand over the play calling duties to Martin and he pay more attention to the in game duties of the head coach instead. It seemed a lot of our delay of game penalties this year were because BK was yelling at someone about the previous play instead of getting the next play figured out and signaled in. Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% pro BK, i just think he'd be better suited to let CM call the plays and he can give some suggestions instead. What do you guys think?
Run the ball.
Stop the run.
You win, or lose, up front.
I appreciate your positive approach but just don't agree. You constantly mention what Brian Kelly is thinking and the fact is, none of us know. What I get from you post is an excuse for why we will be average again next year. Kelly has bumbled his way through 2 seasons.
Brian Kelly inherited a roster of quality players and has underachieved. He single handedly ruined our best QB. He chose a weak armed, lead-footed QB to run his spread offense, but he knows best. We've lost 10 games in 2 years with a minimum of 4 more next year. We see coaches go into new situations and succeed right away. Yet with Kelly, we are asked to accept 5 years before turning it around.....and Kelly getting the "RKG's"...
I think Kelly may be in over his head....his history at Cincinnati or GVS may not translate to Notre Dame. We have assistant coaches leaving to be assistant coaches somewhere else. His sideline demeanor is embarrassing. Even Joe Montana doesn't want anything to do with Notre Dame right now.
This board was split on Rees until the Stanford game...then everyone dropped him like a bad habit. If we lose 5 games next year (including losses to USC and Michigan)...people will be jumping off the BK bandwagon.
I hope parrott is right. I am discouraged with the Irish and just don't see anything changing based on what I have seen with Brian Kelly.
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"The only bad thing about Notre Dame is leaving it." ~ Ken MacAfee
Parrot, you get paid by the word?
And yet I read every one of them.
I am on-board with everything you said. Except I am not sure he encouraged Molnar to look elsewhere. He certainly did not block the door from him leaving, either.
And, yes, you were getting into the mind of Kelly. But I feel you were very close in your analysis.
POTW material, for sure.
"Having the right to do something doesn't mean it's right to do it." -- Chief Justice Warren Burger
I gave you a +1 . . . not for the content of your post, necessarily, but for having the courage to post what is obviously not a popular opinion on this thread and doing so in a mature, reasoned way. Whether I agree with you or not, I respect your opinion and admire your courage in posting it when it might not be popular.
We're al just dust in the wind.
Your core belief seems to be that BK "inherited a group of quality
players and has underachieved." The record of those quality players
in the three years prior to BK's arrival was 16-21 or so. While they may
have been "quality" to Rivals, Scout, etc. their on-field record suggests
Second, ND did not have quality players in depth in the trenches, where
most football games are won and lost. Weis' recruiting philosophy was
top-heavy on landing skill position types while ignoring the lines----
and he seems to be repeating the same mistake at Kansas--all skill position
transfers and virtually no quality line recruits.
Third, a key pro-Kelly argument is that from top to bottom, ND has
much more across the board depth than it has had since Holtz. And,
that ND will be much better if BK runs his own style of offense. I
might point out that BK's not doing this as yet is a legitimate source of
frustration. And, I will concede that his game-day coaching leaves
something to be desired.
My only point is that I see the arrow pointing up--you see it pointing down.
Reasonable people can differ.
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