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Kelley is so going to ND


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and they are going to throw a boat load of money at him

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Might not be good for the big east... but I don't mind seeing him go, if it happens.  I'd like to see Schiano go too, but for different reasons. 

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from what I've seen on the Cincy boards part of Kelley contract stated that UC had to upgrade their facilities and they haven't.

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not happening

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I don't know.  Right now Cincy seems like the better job.  The Bearcats have been better over the past several years than the Irish.  They have more flexibility in recruiting in regards to academics, though they're not bad (only team in the top ten with above 70% graduation rate).  The sticking point is facilities, but I've seen renderings of Nippert brought up to around 60,000 seats.

I think Kelly might go if ND decides to loosen up the academics just a bit (they did for Lou Holtz initially).  And Kelly seems to be a pretty big believer in conferences, so he might also want them to finally join a conference.  This isn't out of the question entirely, but I'd guess it would be a very unique set up because ND would want to keep their own TV, radio, etc deals and hold onto the cash.  It would hardly be equitable.  I doubt they would seriously consider it.

Kelly will be up there.  They will first try to throw a bag of money at Meyer.  They might then pursue Harbaugh due to his success at Stanford.  I think they really want a name and Kelly isn't it - though he should be their top candidate.  I'm just not sure he'd like all the restrictions that would come with the job.

Kelly can be the alpha and omega of Cincy football but would find it hard to break through the ND pantheon of Rockne, Parshegian, Holtz, etc.  It's kind of like the thoughts of Schiano going to Penn State after Paterno.  He can be THE guy in Rutgers football history.  That wouldn't happen at Penn State. 

I really don't think Kelly to ND is any kind of a lock.  He could go, but I think he knows he'll get far less scrutiny at Cincy.  While I'm sure he does have an ego, I doubt it is the same as Weis' and he's far more low key. 

As I said, I think he's farther down their list.  I think they try for Meyer.  Try for Harbaugh.  Try for Butch Davis.  Davis might be the guy they really covet.  UNC is not an academic lightweight and he's done well there considering it is UNC.  He also has a good defensive focus while being able to create an exciting offense.

If they can't get Meyer then they might surprise many and go full on for Davis.  Though if Cincy gets into the NCG and wins it, Kelly will be their prime target.

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nd would want a bigger name and more accomplished coach i imagine

they have had it with these one hit wonders

i would imagine they woulds want someone that one something

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nd would want a bigger name and more accomplished coach i imagine

they have had it with these one hit wonders

i would imagine they woulds want someone that one something

i'd hardly consider Kelly a "one hit wonder"

he has won EVERYWHERE he has been

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nd would want a bigger name and more accomplished coach i imagine

they have had it with these one hit wonders

i would imagine they woulds want someone that one something

i'd hardly consider Kelly a "one hit wonder"

he has won EVERYWHERE he has been

Grand Valley State Lakers (Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference) (1991–1998)

1991 Grand Valley State 9–3     

1992 Grand Valley State 8–3     

1993 Grand Valley State 6–3–2     

1994 Grand Valley State 8–4     

1995 Grand Valley State 8–3     

1996 Grand Valley State 8–3     

1997 Grand Valley State 9–2     

1998 Grand Valley State 9–3     

Grand Valley State: 65–24–2   

Grand Valley State Lakers (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (1999–2003)

1999 Grand Valley State 5–5     

2000 Grand Valley State 7–4     

2001 Grand Valley State 13–1     

2002 Grand Valley State 14–0     

2003 Grand Valley State 14–1     

Grand Valley State: 53–11   

Central Michigan Chippewas (Mid-American Conference) (2004–2006)

2004 Central Michigan 4–7 3-5 5th (West)   

2005 Central Michigan 6–5 5-3 4th (West)   

2006 Central Michigan 9–4 7-1 1st (Overall) Motor City Bowl (did not coach bowl)   

Central Michigan: 19–16   

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2006 Cincinnati 8–5 0–0 NA W International Bowl   

2007 Cincinnati 10–3 4–3 3rd W Papajohns.com Bowl 20 17

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Cincinnati: 32–6 16–4

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he hasnt won a thing

he blows up rather easily

he is not right fit for high profile fish bowl high pressure job

there were no expectations of him on his other jobs

nd will continue to make hiring mistake if they this mope

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