WOW!...was I wayyyyyy off on my
assessment of that match up!
First of all, let's start with giving Bama props!
That is a well oiled machine and other than getting caught
off guard along the way by Johnny Football....pretty much
did what they wanted, when they wanted for the past
Let's put some things into perspective.
What Bama has done winning 3 outta the past 4
is not impressive...it's LEGENDARY!
Let's look at how it stacks up...
In the past 40 years this is how many
National Championships have been won
by other programs!
(one was Saban's)
Ohio State 1
Notre Dame 3
It's hard to win ONE!
BAMA HAS 3 in 4 YEARS!
That's more than Michigan-Ohio State-Oregon
We arrived on Saturday..hit the pool, had some drinks
and then hit up South Beach!
South Beach is what happens when Project Runway
and the Real Housewives had intercourse...and had
It was great meeting everyone...and thanks to
all the folks that bought drinks, and shared the same
optimism that I had until....about the time the
refs put it in our ASS on our first drive!
Now...don't get me wrong...at no point am I making ANY
excuses for this game....Our boys played hard...many played great,
some played like they hadn't all year!...(that was not a positive!)
But...I would have LOVED to see how certain members of
our defense would have reacted if Bama scored on us...and
BAM...we scored on Bama...
Eifert's first down...SCREWED
Fumble on the punt...SCREWED
Would it have mattered?....I'm not saying we would have
won...but would we have been down that bad at half?...
I'd say no!...
Louis Nix...absolute BEAST...loves ND, hates to lose!
Stephon Tuitt...LEGEND waiting to happen..college and NFL!
And that brings me to the offense....WOW!
Most of you watched this game and saw no
positives...me?..I saw the FUTURE!
I saw a quarterback that the National Champions
could not get to..and could not control or contain!
60% completion ratio...270 yards 1 TD and 1 Rushing TD
THEY COULD NOT TOUCH HIM!
Oh...did I forget..this is his FIRST year starting!!!
Give me those numbers before the game...I'd say "Great...we win!"
This offense will be IMPOSSIBLE to stop next season!
Were there bright points...yeah...Did the end result suck..yeah!
But can you see us back in that game next year?...YEAH!
This program's arrow is pointing UP like no other!
Next season you will finally see the "Kelly Offense"
So we got home....depressed...sad...and BAM!
SWIFT KICK TO THE NUTS!
Brian Kelly interviewing with the EAGLES?
Now...if you didn't see this coming..you're an idiot!
If you handled it like Kelly did...your still kinda an idiot!
This whole process was handled wrong...and right all at the
same time...did it have to happen?...YEAH
Could it have been handled differently?...YEAH!
End game?...THE SAME!
This all began with Charlie Weis...and ended with
a new contract for our REAL coach!
Charlie came in and won a few games...then parlayed
that into NFL teams trying to take him...and BEFORE
Jack Swarbrick was there...convinced the powers that be,
that it was better for the program to give him a HUGE long
Now..once bitten and twice shy Notre Dame has a
REAL head coach...but there is only one problem!...They
aren't paying him!
Mike Gundy-Oklahoma State
Paul Johnson-Georgia Tech
All have in common?
They all make more money than
All with less success coaching....and
have not sniffed the National Championship!
In fact..the BIG slap in the face...is
Kelly has mentored Jones for years!
He has followed Kelly from Central Michigan
to Cincinnati and now to his own
big gig at Tennessee!
Making more than Brain Kelly!
With higher paid assistant coaches.. more trainers
and more support!
This is what all the drama was about!
If you want to compete at ND, with the big boys you
You can't have programs trying to hire away your
staff...you can't have programs with better
facilities and nutritional and strength programs!
You can't have LESSER coaches making
more money, with better suport, at smaller,
less important programs!
This wasn't about Brian Kelly wanting a NFL gig!
This was about Brain Kelly wanting Notre Dame
We are at the door step to being a player
EVERY year at the National Championship
So....sit back relax...and let the man work!
GO IRISH and GOD BLESS!