Thursday, December 10, 2009

Brian Kelly: Notre Dame Head Football Coach | by Pat

Making it even more official.

Notre Dame football: Kelly to be next coach
Tribune Staff Writer
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SOUTH BEND — The search is finally over.

According to two university sources familiar with the search process, University of Cincinnati head coach Brian Kelly will be named Charlie Weis' successor at Notre Dame.

Kelly is expected to meet with his team Thursday night before the Bearcats' football banquet to inform them of his decision. The media were suddenly banned from the banquet Thursday afternoon.

Kelly, 48, is 34-6 in his third full season at UC. He is 160-54-2 in his 19th year of coaching at Cincinnati, Western Michigan and Grand Valley State.

Weis was officially fired Nov. 30 following five seasons with a 35-27 record.
I'm sure there is something snarky to write about either the name recognition of Kelly's former employers or the quality of modern day journalism that the SBT wrote "Western Michigan" instead of "Central Michigan" under Kelly's bio, but I'll pass.

Instead, I'll give Kelly the same greeting I gave Charlie Weis.

Coach Kelly, welcome to Notre Dame. There are 268 days until the first game. Get cracking.