As the snow was falling and the fireplaces were being awakened last weekend, Brian Kelly was in his new football office, meeting with most of his inherited recruiting class.
After securing the verbals of most of the 2010 class, Kelly spent over seven hours watching and analyzing film of both committed and uncommitted recruits.
Although the dead period has arrived, Kelly has plenty of catching-up to do if he wants to secure yet another top-15 class for the Irish. By doing this, he would already have passed his first test and taken a step on the path of success in South Bend.
A path found only by one man recently—Dr. Lou himself.
Where will Kelly start? Who will he get? Who will he offer?
These are only a few examples of recent questions asked by Irish fans regarding their newest coaches' responsibility.
But for now, as Kelly is sipping on his cup of hot cocoa and putting the final gift wrapping on his 2010 recruiting class, let's take a look at his wish list this holiday season.