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The University of Notre Dame concluded a successful NCAA East Preliminary Round Saturday at Hodges Stadium with a total of three individuals and two relay teams claiming berths to the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
This post was edited by EGND on 5/27/2012 at 11:11 AM
One of the great things about the past decade or so in sports coverage has been the rise of some fresh voices from outside the mainstream. Spencer Hall was the first writer with a grassroots background who I noticed breaking through in the college football world, but it's really been refreshing to see many others getting a foothold in their own unique way.
Brian Kelly has a little more free time now...
And I heard he reads our posts. :-)
So, since this is an unbelievably dull period, I thought we could each give him one suggestion for this year. So...
Coach Kelly, when you think you want to play Goodman as punt returner, please take a deep breath and send in GAIII.
Pro-set; stress fundamental power football; and go with Gunner.
Recruiting: Smith Rochelle Randolph Ball and Latham for the D. Oh and 2 CB's and 1 elite WR to finish up.
Let me know when you've done this; then I will tell you whats your next step.
Trust Me! Together we will kick Nick's Ass!
This post was edited by EGND on 5/27/2012 at 1:37 PM
Don't ever publicly call out your players again. Ever.
Please play a QB that can actually keep a play alive with his feet or arm- ie Golson and Hendrix..even if it means a few more loses.. the fans will "get it".
celebrate 4/20 daily coach....couch potato coaches become an afterthought!
Keep on keepin on coach! I bet coaching Notre Dame is a lot tougher than you imagined. Stay the course and you will become a legend!
Coach K.....please get over your love affair with Turnover Tommy! Give others a chance.
always remember coach that you know more about football than everyone here combined by a significant margin.
Do you mean like not throwing passes when a chipshot fieldgoal will do, or still playing a qb when the game was inhand and not allowing a wb whoch might fit your system better.
Starting a new qb every year doesn't say much about how much he knows compared to those on the board.
What do you mean? There are plenty of world class, award winning, football minds on this board. In fact, just the other day my best friends, brother-in-law's girl friend's psychiatrist's best patient told me he heard that Nick Saban gets a lot of good ideas from this board! And we all know that Nick is the Holy Grail of CFB!
chipshot ? with the 3rd team long snapper ? not saying i agree with the call but i certainly understand why. a decision isn't necessarliy a poor one because the end result isn't positive.
ND graduation video! Nice!
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It's not ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.........or is it?????????
I will be the first to admit to being abysmally ignorant about ND's financial situation. So..........perhaps some astute and well informed posters (that includes everyone here....right?) will give us the low down. Some here have suggested that ND cares absolutely nothing about money at all ............and that it has a virtual bottomless well of cash that will never run dry no matter what.
On the other hand, a poster has previously noted,
"What kills me about the money arguement is Notre Dame fans say they're not interested in money, yet they have their own TV deal and they always talk about not having to split bowl money with teams like Indiana since they're independent."
And other posters have stated that ND would actually make more money by joining a conference.
And others have said ND learned it's lesson and will never again blow money on a coaching contract the way it was blown on Charlie Weis and his super Pro agent Bob Lamonte!
So,............no wonder the whole ND money issue is confusing? What's the real skinny on the dough here folks? Enlighten us please!
of course it is. nd football is and should be about maximizing its brand. it's not a non-profit organization.
Nd isn't a non-profit? How does it accept contributions? What sort of corporation is it? I have nver heard of a private university that wasn't a nonprofit, please describe.
Link to full article from the Chicago Tribune is below........
"What about money?
Quick answer: Drive to South Bend. Walk around campus.
Alternate answer: Notre Dame's athletic revenue exceeded $94 million in the U.S. Department of Education's latest data from 2010-11. It spent in excess of $75 million. At this place, green is already a primary color."
Status quo is likely, but who knows what can happen in next stage of conference realignment
my bad. poor choice of words. nd football like every program at this level needs to maximize its earning ability. they can't allow themselves to be painted into a corner by the rest of D-1. they've always been able to thrive as an independent. i'm not sure how much longer that is sustainable given the ever changing landscape of major college football.
“The question out there is, ‘Does this guy get it?’”
This article argues that Notre Dame needs someone who’s as great a politician as he is a head coach. It’s clear the Irish need something:
… The Irish have yet to win a single BCS game since its inception, they haven’t lost fewer than three games since the 1993 season, and they’ve cycled through five different coaches since Holtz, if you include the one who fudged his résumé and never coached a single game. They never connected with Bob Davie, they lost patience with Tyrone Willingham after three seasons, and they grew tired of Charlie Weis’s self-involved bluster after five mediocre campaigns.
And now they are starting to wonder about Brian Kelly, an Irish Catholic boy from Boston who arrived with high hopes. But after a pair of rickety 8-5 seasons, Kelly has yet to cultivate the kind of belief that Parseghian did in his first few months…
My advice. Get a real Offensive Coordinator and hand him the game day duties. Then you can be the head coach.
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