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There are 94 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Dec 11, 2009, titled College football: Irish hope Kelly can work his magic | Buckeye.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the coach who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender.

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JAB

Petoskey, MI

#1 Dec 11, 2009
Soooo......Play for yourself, not the team, not for the school, not for the Coach? What a shame; lessons taught? I think not!!
mgab32

Kensington, MD

#2 Dec 11, 2009
What a douchebag Brian Kelly is. I hope he's as successfull as Charlie was.
Eddie

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 11, 2009
I hate it when coaches do this. Thought he was still under contract with Cincy. Guess that means contracts mean nothing when it comes to sports. I like Kelly but do not wish him the best in ND. Would love to see Cincy stomp over ND in a few years from now.
mary

Columbus, OH

#5 Dec 11, 2009
it's a dream job for him, wouldn't you take it? I don't agree with how he went about it. and if ND wanted him that bad, they would have waited until after the sugar bowl to offically hire him. they both knew what they wanted, should've waited. I hope cincy has a great game without the guy who got them there.
UC Mom

Columbus, OH

#6 Dec 11, 2009
What a sad lesson he is leaving the Bearcat football community with! I wish these young men that he has abandoned the best of luck in the Sugar Bowl and hope they are able to learn something from his lack of respect. I agree with Mary that this all could have been finalized after January 1st.

GO BEARCATS!!
Sports Fan

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Dec 11, 2009
It goes to show just how much Brian Kelly cared about his team. Sure he thanked them for doing so well on the field-it got him to Notre Dame. I don't blame the players for feeling betrayed. They were nothing but Kelly's stepping-stone to Notre Dame. I also agree with Mary. It could have been finalized after the Sugar Bowl. Hard telling how the Bearcats will fare against Florida now.
bobby

United States

#8 Dec 11, 2009
He did this when he was at central mi also. He left before their bowl game for cincy.
Shane Falco played at OSU

United States

#9 Dec 11, 2009
I get that it was a no brainer for him to go to ND. Better facilities, alot more $. But to lead UC to 12-0 to the Sugar Bowl and nearly to the BCS title game, then leave the program just seems wrong. How much better can it get than that aside from getting in the BCS championship game? He had a good thing going at UC, but he chose the $ over keeping things going in Cincinatti. Stepping stone everywhere he's been. They didn't play much defense at UC, neither did Notre Dame in the last few years.
robert wolter

Portsmouth, RI

#10 Dec 11, 2009
The Bearcats should be disapointed with Benedict Kelly
Go Irish

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Dec 11, 2009
A major point most of you are forgetting is Weis got canned at the end of the season, not after the bowl game. Kelly needs to get recruits to South Bend and those decisions are being made now. I agree to a point about abandoning his team, but what major college coach did not use other progams as stepping stones?

Since: Oct 09

Akron, OH

#13 Dec 11, 2009
He and ND should have waited until after the Sugar Bowl to "talk" and "lisen". How can you not coach those kids that worked their butts off for him this year in the last (and important) game? No class on both sides!
luckeye larry

Mason, OH

#15 Dec 11, 2009
I think it's funny that in a Colamebus paper the top story is about Cincinnati Football.
just my opinion

Hopkinsville, KY

#16 Dec 11, 2009
bobby wrote:
He did this when he was at central mi also. He left before their bowl game for cincy.
Not true...coached the bowl game at CMU and then the bowl game at Cinci...Dantonio was already gone to Michigan State by then....BTW he won both bowl games. I remember because a personal friend was on his staff both places...
Dude

Charlotte, NC

#17 Dec 11, 2009
I agree with "Sports Fan"....
There is something wrong here.
As discussed last week in our Buckeye Posts I
still believe that its a lack of CLASS on Kelly
and Notre Dame's part. I can understand him wanting the job, and Notre Dame wanting to fill the position as soon as possible, but there's still a matter of integrity involved.
Plain and simple....HE LIED to those young men who played for him. There is no excuse for that. No, none, regardless of his reason.
Notre Dame did not get into the shape they are in,
in 20 or so days. Waiting 20 or so days longer to announce who they chose would not hurt them in their attempt to get out of the problem.
I'm a Buckeye fan thru and thru but football is still a game. Class and integrity for those who help install values for our young men's future comes first with me.
champeon

Lorain, OH

#19 Dec 11, 2009
ND is desperate for football glory again at all expense......maybe $30 million to get rid of Charlie Cheeseburger & hire Kelly. My ND friends are convinced that ND can BUY football success again......that's all that matters!
just my opinion

Hopkinsville, KY

#20 Dec 11, 2009
Shane Falco played at OSU wrote:
I get that it was a no brainer for him to go to ND. Better facilities, alot more $. But to lead UC to 12-0 to the Sugar Bowl and nearly to the BCS title game, then leave the program just seems wrong. How much better can it get than that aside from getting in the BCS championship game? He had a good thing going at UC, but he chose the $ over keeping things going in Cincinatti. Stepping stone everywhere he's been. They didn't play much defense at UC, neither did Notre Dame in the last few years.
My guess is the pathetic athletic dept at ND forced his hand ...we need to get recruiting right away! Perhaps it would have made recruiting much easier at both UC and ND if they concentrate on and beat Florida....what an exclamation point on UC's season that would have been...watch the pipeline of talented players from Southwestern Ohio to South Bend fill up quick...maybe
Connie

Westerville, OH

#21 Dec 11, 2009
Go Bearcats. Take this disappointment in your "coach" out on your opposition in the Sugar Bowl. While I understand that this is recruiting time - this isn't fair to the players. Why can't the major recruiting time wait until January and the bowl games are over. Coaches can do whatever thy want at that point - but don't take a team that busted their butts (so you could get a promotion)- and leave them high and dry. They deserve better.
Buckeye

Columbus, OH

#22 Dec 11, 2009
I think he knows what is in store for the team when they meat Florida. Better run while he can.
Go Bucks

Crossville, TN

#23 Dec 11, 2009
Go back just a few days and the huge majority just adored Kelly. In fact .. there were several who suggested that OSU fire Tressel and get Kelly to come to Columbus. Now that Kelly has made a decision to go to Notre Dame and test his recruiting and coaching skills on a stage where his every move will be critiqued.. he's getting an early taste of being demonized. I don't recall that he ever denied that he was interested in the Notre Dame opportunity... and I'm sure that he has loved Cincinnati. And he did play The key role in giving a lot of fair weather Cincinnati fans two of their greatest football seasons. Let's see if those fans stay on board with the Bearcats in the next few post Kelly years.
Sterling Silver

Columbus, OH

#24 Dec 11, 2009
The method of the hiring of Kelly shows that some Catholics have a lack of ethics, if not morality, including Kelly. There are a lot of good Catholics, but this group is not included.

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