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Two things:

 

1. This is the first time my confidence in CBK has been truly shaken. The coaching mistakes in this loss are more than head-scratchers, they are unacceptable.

 

2. If I am Malik Zaire, I transfer at this point. Golson's play has been less than stellar for the better part of the season, and today he was clearly hurt. The argument continues to be he gives us the best chance to win while we sit at 7-3. But wait, most people predicted we would lose 3 or 4 games. REALLY? AND THAT IS ACCEPTABLE? Kelly simply baffles me by not giving the back up a shot.

 

I honestly don't believe Brian Kelly is going to win a NC at Notre Dame. I like him, he has done many good things for the University, and he will continue to coach winning seasons. But, that is not good enough for Notre Dame. It's National Championship or bust, period.

 

He is in his fifth season, has all his players, and yet he continues to make excuses. All we hear this season is how young this team is. Sorry, Brian, I call BS. Every coach in college football faces the same challenges you face, and I would argue you have an advantage at Notre Dame. You have the financial backing, exceptional branding, unmatched history, and lore. You also have quality assistant coaches in place and your team is FILLED with athletes and playmakers.

 

He is accountable for the product of this machine. What we saw today was not a fluke. We saw it against Navy in 2010, Tulsa in 2010, South Florida in 2011, Arizona State last week, and now Northwestern today. He has beaten Rutgers and a so-so Miami squad in the post season. So what. You got your *** handed to you in the NC game, and lost to Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl.

 

I am not arguing that BK is a bad coach. He's not. He is really, really good, but not great.

 

Notre Dame deserves a great coach.

 

Most colleges would kill for what he brings to Notre Dame. But this is NOT most colleges. This is the University of Notre Dame. I find it so frustrating how his teams get so close to reaching the top of the mountain, and then slip. This is the pattern.

 

I'm not saying the sky has fallen. I'm saying it was never there. It hasn't been there for decades. Kelly has shown us glimmers, but I now believe it was an illusion. I will continue to support this team, I will continue to support CBK, but I will now wait patiently for the next great coach.

 

Go ahead, tear me to pieces.

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He can't make Kyle hit his kicks, he can't make our holders catch snaps, he can't make players hold on yo the ball, he didn't give up neay 600 yards to Northwestern at home. He IS responsible for the decision to go for two and said that he "never considered" taking a knee. That is on him and that is inexcusable.

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The OP might be right on BK. He has consistently put up 8-9 win seasons with a magical year in 2012 stuck in there. That's not bad, and I will forever be grateful for him bringing the program back from being a national embarrassment and being consigned to being a ghost.

 

However there is a growing feeling in me that he isn't the next great ND coach. Next year will tell for sure, but I just don't know if he is the guy. ND fans are used to either a statue or an embarrassment from their head coach. Fortunately the good years have outnumbered the bad by plenty.

 

Back on point, perhaps Kelly is the next Elmer Layden i.e. he has led a good program, but not quite elite, as in Top 15 finish, 3 losses-is-a-bad-year type of program. ND can get there and perhaps Kelly is the bridge from the dark ages to return to glory. I've enjoyed being proud of being an ND fan again thanks to Kelly, but he may be more cut from the Mark Richt/Bo Pelini/Dabo Swinney cloth rather than Urban Meyer/Nick Saban/Les Miles/Pete Carroll/Chip Kelly

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He can't make Kyle hit his kicks, he can't make our holders catch snaps, he can't make players hold on yo the ball, he didn't give up neay 600 yards to Northwestern at home. He IS responsible for the decision to go for two and said that he "never considered" taking a knee. That is on him and that is inexcusable.

 

He IS responsible for the entire damn program and how it performs. It's his job to get these guys to execute. Saban gets his guys to execute.Meyer, Fisher, Richt, Chip Kelly get their guys to execute. Great coaches don't pass the buck,

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IndyIrishdad,

For the first time, I truly feel the same way. This was just an unacceptable loss....My wife looked at me and said, "Wow. You are really quiet about this loss."

I told her it just sucks that ND can't right the ship. And I don't think BK is going to do it either.

Personally, I would be happy with consistent 10 win seasons. But consistent 8 win seasons with empty excuses just doesn't cut it and that's what I think BK is going to bring.

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He can't make Kyle hit his kicks, he can't make our holders catch snaps, he can't make players hold on yo the ball, he didn't give up neay 600 yards to Northwestern at home. He IS responsible for the decision to go for two and said that he "never considered" taking a knee. That is on him and that is inexcusable.

 

As a coach I normally agree with this, but these mistakes keep happening.. The turnovers is killing the football team.. So is special teams ... So now it is on the coaching staff to fix this... At the end of the day it's on the head coach to fix the problems.. Since week 3 I havnt seen any fixes .. Same undisciplined team week after week.

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If you haven't watched the post game interview.... give it a look. His arrogance is on full display. A couple times I thought he was going to say, "DON"T YOU QUESTION ME."

 

So I just finished watching it. After being pressed about his idiot decision to go for 2, and him turning bright red, he still wouldn't admit his mistake. He simply spun it.

 

Great Brian. Thanks for the display of humility when it was ABSOLUTELY necessary. F this guy.

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