Brian Kelly to LSU [Mod Note: Happy 20th Anniversary Notre Dame scumbags]

daBuzz

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Winningest defined by number of wins. Not by winning percentage. Since football seasons are now 30%-50% longer than they were decades ago, it's a pretty misleading stat when comparing across the years.
That would make sense. But they preceded the statement by giving his record at Notre Dame, which gives the listener the impression that is based on winning percentage. It was a country music station in Columbus, GA so I don't think they were doing it to be misleading; more than likely just reading something off an AP news ticker.
 

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He comes across like a smug dick. A dozen LSU players headed to the portal.
 

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"It's all about trust." This could have been made so much more effective if the big video board behind him had shown testimonials about Kelly truly being a trustworthy guy by a few current ND players. He missed a great opportunity.
 

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What a bad look. If he'd said he left the players he recruited and coached to the brink of the CFB because he wanted a change, or hated the cold, or his wife insisted, maybe this is an OK thing to talk about in a public meeting that's released to the world.

But instead to claim that he left ND simply because the players, staff and support weren't good enough? The same players, staff and support that are actually on the brink of the CFP, unlike the world-class players, staff and support at LSU?

This is a truly tone deaf guy who does indeed appear to be a jerk.
 

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"It's all about trust." This could have been made so much more effective if the big video board behind him had shown testimonials about Kelly truly being a trustworthy guy by a few current ND players. He missed a great opportunity.
I think that's sarcasm. Because my guess is that all his ND colleagues would say he breached their trust by leaving the team when its on the brink of the CFP.
 

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I came down here because I wanted to be with the best," Kelly said. "The standard of expectation. You're looked at in terms of championships here and I want that. I want to be under the bright lights. ... That's part of the draw."
Kelly just got tired of playing small ball. Despite all the nostalgia ND is a second tier program. ND needs to join a conference if they want to relevant a decade from now.
 

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Kelly just got tired of playing small ball. Despite all the nostalgia ND is a second tier program. ND needs to join a conference if they want to relevant a decade from now.
There are actually some people who believe this, but I hope you're not one of them. Everyone except Alabama and Clemson would love to play the 'small ball' that ND has been playing under Brian Kelly. In the past four years they went 43-8 with 2 CFP appearances.
 

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Apparently his entire staff stayed at ND
 

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There are actually some people who believe this, but I hope you're not one of them. Everyone except Alabama and Clemson would love to play the 'small ball' that ND has been playing under Brian Kelly. In the past four years they went 43-8 with 2 CFP appearances.
I would take LSU’s one CFP appearance and two wins. But I agree, ND has played at a level the past 4 years that maybe 4-5 teams wouldn’t trade their record to have.
 

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There are actually some people who believe this, but I hope you're not one of them. Everyone except Alabama and Clemson would love to play the 'small ball' that ND has been playing under Brian Kelly. In the past four years they went 43-8 with 2 CFP appearances.
well ND won't be beating Southern Cal anymore so it's a moot point. They have seen the last of their CFP appearances.
 

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There are actually some people who believe this, but I hope you're not one of them. Everyone except Alabama and Clemson would love to play the 'small ball' that ND has been playing under Brian Kelly. In the past four years they went 43-8 with 2 CFP appearances.
And got stomped in those 2 CFP appearances if memory serves. In this new college landscape, ND is in a very precarious position. How long will the alliance and the SEC want to play around with ND? Remember, Army and Navy have rich football histories with built in national fan bases too.
 

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And got stomped in those 2 CFP appearances if memory serves. In this new college landscape, ND is in a very precarious position. How long will the alliance and the SEC want to play around with ND? Remember, Army and Navy have rich football histories with built in national fan bases too.
You're comparing the state of ND's program with the state of Army's and Navy's? Huh? ND will never dominate CFB like it did in the mid-century era, when it was the only 'national' program with a national (ethnocentric) fanbase. But ND remains a rich program with lots of talent – and lots of recent success to show for it. The idea that they lost two recent CFP appearances proves they are irrelevant is ridiculous. It proves they aren't as good as the two teams that beat them, and on that, no one would disagree. But being 3d or 4th best in the country is the opposite of being a 'second tier program.' (Unless I guess you define first tier as two teams!)
 
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