Category: Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly Says His Team Is Only Focused on USC and Gives His Pitch for Manti Te’o to Win the Heisman Trophy

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

As chaos was sweeping through the college football landscape on Saturday night, Brian Kelly and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish were celebrating yet another win and inching closer to an undefeated season and a National Title shot. The two outcomes that the Irish needed to propel them to the top ...

Brian Kelly Invites The Challenge Of Playing Alabama, But Isn’t Sure Notre Dame Will Get That Opportunity

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Brian Kelly has Notre Dame in the national title picture in his third season with the program, but he isn't so sure the Irish will get a chance to play for all the marbles unless Alabama or Oregon slips up. With that in mind, he's hungry for the chance to battle ...

“Husky” Brady Hoke Knows His Team Must Be Better Stopping The Run Against Notre Dame

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Brady Hoke is not a small man. And he seems to have a really great sense of humor. And that's why the Michigan coach is shrugging off Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly's comments that he is husky. In fact, Hoke doesn't really care if you go so far as to ...

Notre Dame Closes In On Top-10 National Ranking

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

It was hard to tell exactly where Notre Dame stood in the college football ranks after two weeks. The Fighting Irish won in a rout against Navy in an interesting season-opener overseas, then came back and topped Purdue by just a field goal. But Brian Kelly's team made a statement ...

Notre Dame Eeks Closer to Opening Up a Season that Features a Brutal Schedule

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

As Brian Kelly puts it, if Notre Dame runs the table this season, there can't really be a debate as to whether the Irish belong in the national championship game. Then again, the Notre Dame second-year head coach knows going undefeated against this slate is going to be tough. The Irish ...

Brian Kelly’s Expectations At Notre Dame: “Win Every Game”

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Bo Ryan, Jim Tressel, and Brian Kelly are three of the best and most respected head coaches in their respective sports. They are also part of a trend that makes a lot of sense. All three of those coaches led non-Division I schools to multiple NCAA national ...

Brian Kelly Wants to Keep Notre Dame’s Independent Status

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

College football has gone through a lot of changes recently.  Some conferences have expanded and some conferences have gotten smaller, but one thing remains the same.  When there was talk about the Big 12 dismantling and other conferences expanding, some people felt that Notre Dame would be a perfect team ...

Brian Kelly on Why He Won’t Coach Cincinnati in the Bowl Game: “I’ve got work to do now at Notre Dame”

Monday, December 14th, 2009

During his time at Cincinnati, Kelly helped coach his Bearcats to an astonishing 34-6 record.  He captured two Big East titles at Cincinnati, was named a three-time coach of the year in the Conference, led his team to two BCS Bowl appearances and was named National Coach of the Year ...

Mardy Gilyard: “We can’t let what happened with BK mess up what we are doing right now”

Friday, December 11th, 2009

The terms of the new contract for Brian Kelly were not released, but he is the new Head Coach for Notre Dame. It’s great for Kelly, a big upgrade, and more than likely a nice pay upgrade as well. As far as his old team and players, well they are ...

Is Brian Kelly the Right Fit for Notre Dame?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

On the same day that Jimmy Clausen and Golden Tate have announced they both will forego their senior season to enter the NFL draft, Brian Kelly has confirmed his interest in Notre Dame. After a week or so of speculation, Kelly has confirmed his interest in the Notre Dame job on ...