A few weeks ago, Brian Kelly went on with Colin Cowherd, the ESPN radio personality, and went head-to-head with a guy that’s been fairly skeptical of the Irish revival. Yesterday, Kelly went on with Dan Patrick and discussed the 9-0 Irish, hitting some good topics along the way.
Probably the most interesting was Kelly’s vote in the Coaches’ Poll. Notre Dame’s head coach has the Irish ranked No. 2 in the country, behind Alabama, but ahead of Oregon and Kansas State, with Georgia rounding out the top five. But Kelly also acknowledged the ridiculousness of having head coaches — guys that spend a 100 hours a week prepping their own team, and obviously hold severe bias — having a hand in determining the national championship.
“I can tell you this. I take my vote serious,” Kelly said of the Coaches’ Poll. “There could be a better way to have some former coaches or athletic directors, or those that can watch more games that have a better sense and feel. Quite frankly, I don’t have a chance to see all these other teams play, I try to do it off of statistics and information given to me. I take it serious. I’m not saying other coaches don’t, but maybe there is another alternative.”
Here’s the interview in its entirety.
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