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An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Posted on: December 8, 2009 10:08 am
 
Holtz just told Rivals Radio that he believes Brian Kelly will be the next coach at Notre Dame.

"I personally [believe], in my heart, yes, unless something unforeseen happens," Holtz said.

Kelly reportedly is interviewing with Notre Dame today. Don't overthink this thing. It's too easy. Back-to-back Big East titles, undefeated in 2009, Irish, Catholic, from Boston, Democrat. Good Lord [oops, sorry], how do you go wrong with Kelly? All he needs is a big-time defensive coordinator. He's already proven he can turn chicken bleep into chicken salad. Take a look at the Cincinnati roster. Not many five stars on it.
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Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2009 9:32 am
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

If you have ever watched a cincinnati game this year, you would know that it is extremely unlikely that they beat the crap out of UF.  I realize you are a Texas fan and therefore don't get as much of a chance to see Cincy, but they have been on ESPN several times recently -- on national coverage.  They gave up 36 points to Illinois.  Juice Williams missed about 10 more wide open receivers that would have allowed Illinois to win that game.  They gave up 45 points to UCONN.  They just gave up 44 to Pitt.  All of those teams ran the ball extremely well against UC.

UF runs for 225 yards per game... in the SEC, not the Big East.  The SEC is slightly overrated, but it is much deeper than the Big East.  UF has the 10th best rushing yards per game average.  They have 3 running backs that would start almost anywhere else.  They have a bruising QB that has rushed for 13 touchdowns this year and 56 over the span of his career.  He also is efficient in the passing game.  I hate both of these teams, so I am not biased.  UF is going to destroy UC.



Since: Jul 5, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2009 2:45 am
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Well said Football Savant! 12 years of BCS and not one Big East in the big dance. I will make the same statement. If you switch schedule is Cincy still undefeated? If Cincy plays Bama's, Texas, or for that matter Florida schedule are they still undefeated? Listen, I want Cincy to roll Florida in the bowl game but if it doesnt happen then what. I dont care about conference ranking. My thing is can they play the other teams schedule and have the same record. OU doesnt lose Bradford, they are a differend team. OSU dont lose Dez, they are a different team. Do to injuries I never pay attention to conference ranking. Cincy would have 2 if not 3 losts if it was in the Big 12 or SEC. NO I dont think anybody from the Big East will ever make it to the NCG let alone WIN one. Now I could be wrong but its my opinion. OHIO ST had a down year. Pryor was suppose to lead them to either  undefeated or 1 lost season. He was suppose to beat USC this year, Washington did. The College Football Nation needs Cincy to beat the crape out of Florida because if they dont the Big East will be known as a basketball conference for another year.



Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2009 1:46 am
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Here lies the issue.  I think Kelly is in sort of a tough spot.  He should go to ND if he thinks there is a good chance that Florida will beat Cincy in the Sugar Bowl.  Why?  Because if Florida beats Cincy, then it is going to make it very hard to justify an undefeated Big East team having an argument to be in the National Championship Game when they could not win against a runner up.  If Cincy loses this Bowl Game, then they can expect not to be ranked very high next year as people will view them much like Hawaii a few years ago.  However, if Kelly thinks he can beat Florida, then he might want to consider staying as with the returning starters he seems to have, Cincy should be ranked quite high next year.  It's just my opinion but I think some of Kelly's thought process has to be wrapped around what he thinks his team can do against Florida now. 

Now to give a view on why it was said that the Big East is not as good as the Big 10, Big 12 or PAC 10.  Because the Big East does not have a year after year contender like USC, Texas, OU, Penn State or Ohio State.  No knock on the Big East but they are simply not there yet.  It's not my call, it's the same buttholes that do this stupid ranking system.  If Cincy can beat Florida, that will go a long way towards moving the Big East up the ladder but if they lose after all this hype, then it could very well hurt the Big East mkore than anything else.  There's a lot of pressure for them and personally I am pulling for them.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2009 12:07 am
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Quote --- He's already proven he can turn chicken bleep into chicken salad. Take a look at the Cincinnati roster. Not many five stars on it.  Way to go Dodd, this is just brilliant journalism.   The chicken bleep Cincinnati roster goes 12-0 and is rated NUMBER 2 by the UNBIASED computer rankings, and all you have to say is they were "chicken bleep" and "not many five stars on it" ?  I am quite sure everyone who reads this knows who the REAL chicken bleep is related to this sorry excuse for a story.  I suppose YOU were rated as a five star journalist as a 17 or 18 year old graduating from your high school newspaper?  Maybe you ought to go back and retake Journalism 101 Dodd.  This is absolutely putrid.     



Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2009 11:49 pm
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

It's Pro-choice, not "supports abortion".  Don't act like the guy walks up and down the street with a sign that says "if you don't want it, get rid of it".  Alot of people in this country are pro-choice, and it doesn't affect coaching a football team, so lets leave that out.  We're talking about a football coach, not planned parenthood.



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2009 10:19 pm
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Badams... "You answered your own question!  'DEMOCRAT'"

Political preferences won't really matter in ND's decision.  They just want to win football games and keep the program clean off the field.  It's 2009... there are African-American coaches in the deep south.  There are Republican coaches in Democrat-friendly states and vice-versa.  Race, religion, and political preference don't matter as much in the world of college athletics.  ND may care a little bit about religion... but moreso, that affects their decisions in hiring professors and administrators than it does coaches.



Since: Nov 2, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2009 10:14 pm
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

mldean71... just a few things - The WAC is not producing 3 strong teams in TCU, Utah, and BYU b/c none of those teams are in the WAC -- they're all in the Mountain West.  Boise St has had a very good record most years recently and they are in the WAC.  Nevada has been decent the last 2 years w/ their qb and they are in the WAC.  Fresno St. is usually respectable but not amazing, and they are also in the WAC.  Hawaii made a BCS game and got stomped by Georgia and they are in the WAC.

Also, the statement that Cincinnati could win a national championship is not ridiculous.  Most years, there are 1 or 2 undefeated teams... this year, there happen to be 5.  In years where there are 1 or 2, or none [2007 season - OSU (1) vs. LSU (2)], a shitty big east could yield 1 undefeated team, such as cincinnati... this would probably result in a national championship appearance, despite national disrespect for the big east (and the disrespect is deserved).  There are 3 or 4 competitive teams in the big east right now that will consistently battle each other.  Cincy, WVU, Pitt, and you could throw in South Florida or Rutgers (or Louisville if Charlie Strong rights the ship).  In any given year, 1 of those teams could make it through undefeated (like Cincy this year... and like WVU almost did 2 years ago).  If an undefeated season occurs by Cincy or a big east team during a year when the SEC, Big 10, Pac 10, and Big 12 champs all have 1 loss (or only 1 team is undefeated from all those conferences)... that big east team will get a NC appearance.  The same theory applies for the embattled ACC conference, which also lacks some respect.

Next year could even be that year for Cincy.  If they manage to go undefeated again, and there arent 2 major conference powerhouses like Bama and Texas undefeated in front of them, they'll be in the NC.  I hate to admit that b/c I hate Cincy and I don't respect the big east at all, but that is how it works.

This is not to say ND is a worse job than Cincy.  ND has more name power.  They can recruit nationally based on tradition and much better academic reputation for those recruits that care.  I also hate ND, but it is still a big time job.  They can pay more than Cincy can, and they currently have much better facilities.  Cincy has promised to improve their facilities for Kelly, but its doubtful that they can afford to keep up w/ ND, USC, UF, Tex, OK, OSU in that department.  Only Brian Kelly knows what he values more... the chance to do very well in the so-so big east every year by cleaning up OSU's leftovers in recruiting, and grabbing some Cincinnati area guys ahead of OSU (great high school football area)... or going to ND, recruiting better nationally, playing cupcake teams, except for USC and Mich (once they get better again), and making more money from salary and endorsements, and getting in BCS games for winning 9 or 10 games.

It's up to him, but it's not a ridiculous notion that Cincinnati could slip into a BCS NC game... WVU almost did it 2 seasons ago, but they blew their shot by losing to Pitt in the final week of their season.  Cincy almost slipped in this year b/c Texas almost blew it against Nebraska.  Next year, they could conceivably make it... only time will tell -- hopefully Cincy has a terrible year and ND does too.



Since: Oct 13, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2009 10:02 pm
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

 Democrat. Good Lord [oops, sorry], how do you go wrong with Kelly?


You answered your own question!  "DEMOCRAT"

Maybe he would be better suited for Boise.  They are having feelings of entitlement.  They want someting for nothing.  Maybe  a democrat would be a perfect fit over there? 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2009 9:40 pm
 

An endorsement from Lou Holtz for Brian Kelly

Democrat is definitely not a selling point at a Catholic school. The Democrats want to destroy some of the things Catholics hold dear.



Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2009 9:34 pm
 

Chicken bleep yourself....

Cincinnati was winning b4 Kelly got here.

Yes, he has taken us to heights we never dreamed of before, but we were not chicken bleep when he arrived. 

I will admit that about 15 years ago we were chicken bleep, but not 4 years ago.


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