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Kelly talks about the hot seat

Nov 9, 2010, 2:35 PM EST

Chalk it up under the “Only at Notre Dame” category.

Brian Kelly discusses the idea of being on the hot seat, a position Kelly finds himself in after a mediocre start and the impending investigation into the Declan Sullivan tragedy.

While I think Father Jenkins’ statement would quell all logical voices calling for Kelly’s job, the head coach did address the spotlight he’s under.

  1. 1notredamefan - Nov 9, 2010 at 7:55 PM

    “We have got to do a lot better coaching our football team because they have givin us everything they got”?? What’s that tell all of you?? It tells me something that has been obvious for a few years now……we just don’t have the caliber of players yet to play the kind of football we expect from them! Now that isn’t to say they can’t step it up and pull a couple upsets, after all that is what we always were and why we became what we are today–ND!! Love you guys keep up the positive attitude we will get through this and we will prove all the trolls wrong!!!

  2. c4evr - Nov 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    the job he came here to do. Well, in the past few weeks the team has deteriorated – so much for development. His game time decisions have taken away possible ‘W’s (see Michigan and Tulsa) – so much for winning games. And ND is closer to total irrelevance than it is to the ‘upper echelon’. That’s 0 for 3, for those of you keeping score.The deeper question is: what is really happening here? Are we seeing an arrogant man who is so driven by his own plan that he has blinders on? Or is it something more? I ask this after I read that BK decided to take the football team indoors on Tuesday because of the high winds, but opted to stay outdoors on Wednesday, the day of the accident. Why, under the same conditions, would he change his mind from one day to the next? Clearly, his decision making on the field during games has been suspect, but this sort of gaffe points to a deeper problem. The Navy game is shaping up to be a perfect metaphor for BK – the inability, or unwillingness, to make the PROPER ADJUSTMENTS MIDSTREAM. From half to half, the team showed no progress, no awareness, and no adjustment to what Navy was doing. And it’s NAVY – they only know one way of doing things. Is he simply arrogant? Maybe. Or could it possibly be fear – a fundamental lack of trust that he can even make the adjustments required at this stage. Even CW swallowed his pride and sent out SOS’s to all his NFL cronies. Kelly is exhibiting classic fight or flight symptoms in his decision making. Where fear is so great that clear thinking is impossible. Well, metaphorically speaking – and quite literally, it’s halftime for Kelly and it remains to be seen whether he will be able, or willing, to make the adjustments to turn things around. For sake of ND football – which, if you haven’t noticed, is standing at the ledge of the abyss and staring at oblivion – I hope he can do it.

    • 1notredamefan - Nov 10, 2010 at 11:39 PM

      Really??? Sounds like you might be on the edge getting ready to jump!! 9 games in and you really think we are on the edge of HUH??? Chill Fairy weather man, ND will get there. Lets pray you’ll still be on earth to see it!

      • c4evr - Nov 11, 2010 at 2:23 AM

        I see you are a little late to this party… it’s 14 YEARS, 9 games and counting. Everyone after Holtz, in their own inimitable way, has brought ND football to it’s knees… but you keep drinking the kool-aid.

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