The Brian Kelly chapter is about to unfold before our eyes in the saga that is Notre Dame Football.
Kelly is a proven winner everywhere he has been, and he looks to continue the trend of Notre Dame rookie coaches winning their openers.
Kelly is inheriting a rich and deep roster that has not lived up to expectations from the previous coaching regime.
Kelly and his expectations are sky high: BCS or bust. Coming off two consecutive trips to the BCS at Cincinnati, Kelly doesn't want to fall off the map at his new school.
Looking ahead to 2010, Kelly is bringing with him his spread offense, which should get installed quickly under Dayne Crist.
This truly might be one of the deepest offenses Notre Dame has had in my lifetime, with a deep (yet seemingly disappointing) running back corps that has not even tapped the potential and expectations they had coming into South Bend.
Look for that to change under Kelly; his spread offense should keep opposing defenses on their heels giving the backs more holes to burst through.
Overall, look for a high powered offense to lead the Irish as high hopes ride through the faithful of the Blue and Gold.