Just in case you have been living under a rock, Brian Kelly has been hired as the new head football coach at Notre Dame. He will not coach his undefeated Cincinnati Bearcat team in the Sugar Bowl game against Florida.
I think Kelly is a great coach. He has done a great job at Grand Valley and Cincinnati. I have to admit, over the last two painful seasons I have thought many times about what he might have done in Ann Arbor. I am afraid he might just make an immediate and lasting impact in South Bend. I find it interesting that two former 'Nati coaches are now lined up as annual rivalry games for Michigan. I expect Kelly to be a little less abrasive than Douche-bag Dantonio, at least I hope so.
I understand that ND is a dream job for many college football coaches. But, how can a coach leave an undefeated team preparing for a BCS bowl game ? His players have every right to be pissed off.
For the record, I did not care for the way that Rich Rodriguez left West Virginia two years ago to come to Michigan. The storm following his departure is still a black mark on our program. I like this even less because RR's last WVU team was not undefeated and there was no apparent animosity between Kelly and UC. Shameful.