Brian Kelly To Notre Dame: Why Would The Apostle Of Cinn Football Do It?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst INovember 29, 2009

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 14:  Head coach Brian Kelly of the Cincinnati Bearcats listens to referees during the Big East Conference game against the Louisville Cardinals on November 14, 2008 at  Papa John's Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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If I were Brian Kelly and I was considering this move, I would get everyone involved in my life, including agents and money managers, together in one room and ask them a few questions.

Are you all comfortable with having one foot in the “exit” door?

Are you ok with packing half of our stuff and putting the rest in an out of town storage facility? Just in case we have to make a quick midnight run.

Do you want to give up a career at a school where you own the fans?

Do you want to give up a job where if you can keep on improving, and win a few National Championships, they probably will name a street or the stadium after you?

Do I take the secure long term money at Cincinnati or do I take a little more money and be totally in the hands of one of the most fickle fans in college football?

Well! would you give all that up to come to Notre Dame?

I wouldn’t and I would bet most top ten coaches won’t!

All of the blogs and fan articles are picking coach Kelly to be the chosen one, or as I call it “the next victim”.

Lets be honest that’s what the job has become, the ND faithful have ran out the coach with the best winning percentage in the last decade, and are ready to run another one who has done a decent job.

Now lets be honest, one more time, the last two coaches at Notre Dame were mediocre at best, but they were the best since Lou Holtz.

This is going to hurt the ND faithful, but hey, this is not the old days, just because you want them -I would bet - they aren’t going top run in and be begging for the job.

Can we agree on that?

The quick fix is to bring in a defensive coordinator and keep coach Weis one more year to finish the job, the guy can coach an offense, he needs help on the other side of the ball.

Money is king and ND fans have huge purses, I’m still thinking coach Weis may keep his job one more year.

Of course it all depends on how many purse strings are closing rather than making a decision based on what makes the most sense.

Remember ND fired a coach with the best winning percentage since Lou Holtz?

Go figure!

Here is the best move for ND , keep coach Weis one more year and turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to the faithful.

Can we all say Amen to that!

Enough said.