Sep 26, 2010, 1:01 PM EST
Moments after the loss to Stanford, Brian Kelly addressed the media.
Here’s what he said:
Play hughes and this team will get the short yard first downs and the guy can catch the ball.No brainer coach.
could not agree with wes holtz more; play your big backs and for god’s sake put a fullback ahead of your running back once and while, you are becoming all too predictable with the one back offense. The safety and two missed fourth and shorts should have gotten your attention by now.
HUGHES DESERVES TO PLAY, HE IS A GAME CHANGER!
Glad somebody else thinks playing hughes makes sense,Got to believe he’s in kelly’s doghouse.
this offense needs to start looking down the field. small 6 & 7 yard pops become very easy to defend when that is all you do.
Three things will help us be more competitive
1-Crist needs to check down-too easy to read and defend
2-Stretch the field- this will open up receivers in the 10-15 yard range
3-Defense needs to get stronger outside the tackles and inside line backers. We are too soft on the outside and in the 10-15 yard coverage which then turns into longer gains.
We make it too easy for our competition to do what they want to do and we tend to give up the big plays to often. Oh, and by the way we don’t make the big play when we need too.
PLAY ROBERT HUGHES, COACH KELLY!!!!! PLAY ROBERT HUGHES FROM NOW ON…YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED. PLAY ROBERT HUGHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stanford is a very good football team. Look at where Stanford was 4 years ago. I’m been an Irish fan for 43 years. I want the return to glory as much as any other fan. There are to many fans out there who expected a National Championship this season. I have coached football at the high school level for 32 years. I would never suggest to a Coach the caliber of Coach Kelly how things should be done or who to play. The season is only one third complete. My advice to all Irish fans is to remain optimistic, postive, and patient. There is alot more football to play. I know that Coach Kelly, his staff and the players will be working to make this football team better every day. Winning is a fine line. The Iish will soon show everyone that they have crossed that line and the victories will come.
BRIAN KELLY AND HIS STAFF ARE DOING A FINE JOB…..AS A FORMER LONG TIME COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH,I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IT TAKES TIME TO TURN A FOOTBALL TEAM AROUND. WHAT IS EASY TO SEE, IS THAT ND PLAYS HARD AND PLAYS HARD FOR 4 QTRS AND WILL HIT ALL DAY LONG, AND HIT YOU HARD!!!! LEAVE THE GAME PLANNING,COACHING AND MAKING ADJUSTMENTS (COACHING ON THE RUN) TO THE STAFF….THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE CONDESCENDING IN ANY WAY TO THE MEDIA OR THE FANS, BUT PEOPLE WHO LOVE THE IRISH WITH A PASSION HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH PREPARATION GOES INTO WINNING A GAME…IT IS HARD TO WIN A GAME! “YOU COACH WHO YOU HAVE” AND WORK TO MAKE THEM BETTER! COACHES ARE ALWAYS COACHING TO MAKE THEIR PLAYERS BETTER, EVERY DAY! ALONG WITH THAT THERE IS A EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL,PSYCHOLOGICAL,AND MENTAL ASPECT. I AM CERTAIN THAT BRIAN KELLY AND HIS STAFF ARE ALWAYS ATTEMPTING TO HAVE THEIR PLAYERS LOOK VERY DEEP INSIDE THEMESELVES AND REACH DOWN TO FIND THAT SPECIAL PLACE THEY NEVER THOUGHT EXSISTED AND GRAB IT AND PUT IT OUT THERE ON THE FIELD…..EVERY GAME, EVERY SNAP FOR 4 QTRS!! BRIAN IS THE MAN FOR THE LONG HAUL AND IT BEHOOVES EVERY IRISH FAN, REPORTER, TV PEOPLE,ALL OF THE MEDIA, TO GIVE HIM THAT OPPORTUNITY WITH……PATIENCE!! HE WILL GET IT DONE!! I SAY THIS KNOWING FULL WELL THE ENORMOUS PRESSURES AND EXPECTATIONS ON THE HEAD COACH AND THE PLAYERS AT ND. I AM ALSO CERTAIN THAT THOSE EXPECTATIONS WERE WELL KNOWN BEFORE BRIAN KELLY EVER HAD THE JOB WHEN HE LEFT CINCINNATI….NOW, “HE” IS ONLY CONCERNED WITH THE “NEXT GAME” AND PREPARING HIS PLAYERS, NOT THE EXPECTATIONS OR PRESSURES! THANK YOU
What is the obsession you all have with Robert Hughes? He’s slow, plodding, hits the line slow, and since the Stanford game his freshman year, he hasn’t plowed over ANYONE.
I’m going to trust a coach that’s won 75% of his games and has spent years in practice analyzing talent.
Maybe the guy knows what he’s doing. Enough Robert Hughes talk.
Well put! I also am tired of the ranting and raving. I understand the outburst right after the game or on Sunday but when it continues all week it borders on narcissistic self loathing without the cherry on top! I will admit I can get down but it is because I am impatient in everything not just ND! We are getting better and for those who naysayers I personally think your not fans at all, or VERY young!!! Also I agree about Hughes, Does anyone remember last year ya maybe he doesn’t fall down every time someone touches his leg (CW AND AA), but he is not all that’s crackin! I can think of 1 game last yr were he made a difference and that was a questionable TD at that! GO IRISH!!!
Thank you Dennis. Finally someone who really knows, from coaching experience, what they are talking about.
it is not an obsession, he is just different. would you have given him the ball to avoid the safety? would you have given him the ball to make a fourth down to keep your drive alive?
It is not about hughes, it is about his style, he is different and just another offensive weapon at coach’s disposal. Why not run a two back set, they are basic plays that these kids learn in grade school.
It is about keeping the defense honest. I guess I am from the old school, I still think you gotta run in order to pass.
just one man’s opinion
Dear Mr Former Long Time College and High School Football Coach: you are right. I know nothing about what it takes to run a football team as a new coach. What I DO know, however, is that Mr. Kelly is BEING PAID TO WIN GAMES. So was his predecessor. Like any other avid fan I hope Mr. Kelly will be able to be successful but right now I am guessing that winning games will allow him to keep his job. Unless, we see another golden parachute here. ???
Bottom line is that this school needs a winning team. My freshman year was the last time we had a National Championship. These young men are old enough to be my sons.
Notre Dame is about 2 things: Faith and Tradition.
We still watch these games because of faith and tradition, and we want to see these young men succeed in these games and in their careers after all is said and done. No more excuses.
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