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That will be the song sung by every recruiter from another school until Feb. and next year, if he is still here.
After this drama, will he still get 100% buy in from the team ?
This post was edited by irishm 18 months ago
I'm sure recruits will hear that
It does not seem to hurt he Ducks and did not hurt Bama. I myself wonder that but hopefully this will not be a yearly occurrence.
As opposed to the absolute certainty that every other top coach will be there next year?
100% buy in from the team? They got over the whole "my guys, his guys" thing. They can get over this.
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Ham You are right most coaches are not a sure thing from year to year. But, now, shouldn't we have less confidence in Kelly's return each season than most other coaches, and certainly, less confidence than we did a few weeks ago.?.
m, that's a tough read for me. I'd need to know more of the back story here. I never thought Kelly was particularly serious about the Eagles' job, but that was simply a gut feeling. The whole thing unfolded in almost a surreal fashion. He never struck me as a guy who would make a move to the NFL after only three years here, particularly with the talent on hand, and plenty more coming in. It just didn't add up. It jfelt like he was sending a message that he could be gone any time, and was using it for some kind of leverage. If he got, or gets, most of what he wanted, then he may be here for a while. If he didn't or doesn't, I'd bet next year is his last. But, we have no way of knowing what transpired in the past week.
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I doubt its an issue with the team. Their probably happy he got more money for himself and the assistants. If we keep performing on the field I think we'll continue to recruit well, the staff has shown an ability to overcome all the other crap other coaches use against ND, the schoolwork is too hard, SB is cold and sucks, etc, etc.
This was a business negotiation tactic, period. If you don't believe me, read TerryQB's post about it. Kelly isn't going anywhere, nor was he. We'll find out the details later, but I would bet a bunch that he, his staff and the program, were the beneficiaries of some serious upgrades. It was a brilliant decision on his part. Did it come at a bad time? Yes. But if that's the price the program had to pay (almost negligable), then so be it.
We're better off for this and this isn't something we have to worry about until he wins a NC, then ND will have to up the antie a little more, and would be happy to do so. GO IRISH!
irishm, this is not rocket science.
Notre Dame just needs to lock him up. The guy is 52 years old. He is going nowhere if Notre Dame plays it smart. There may be negative recruiting attempts by others against him but it is laughable. Kelly will just tell them he is going nowhere, tell the kid about the long term deal, ask him, "don't you want to be coached by a guy of my caliber?" and then it's over.
If a school tries to recruit against ND using the NFL thing, it will be used against them, "So, how long is that school keeping their coach? Why isn't he good enough to get a job in Philadelphia?"
Game. Set. Match.
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