To say Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly's freshman season in South Bend was eventful would be a gross understatement.
Yet despite all the downs, he enters his second season with the Irish riding a four-game winning streak with the taste of success lingering stronger to start a new season than any Irish coach since Lou Holtz in 1992.
Expectations are always high at Notre Dame, but now that he's shown he can win they are even higher. But are they absurd? Just how foretelling would a sophomore slump or sensation be?
Past performance is not a guarantee of future events, but a review of Notre Dame's last eight coaches sheds some light on the subject.