Yeah. Looks to be an easy schedule next year so should be able to improve right off the bat. I don't know if this was the best choice, but should certainly be an improvement over Weiss. Does anyone know about how Kelly has managed Cincy regarding academics, off field incidents, etc.? Being able to recruit players that can make grades, etc. will be important to succeed at Notre Dame.
He has a good rep, but I'm sure not up to ND standards. That said, if ND wants its reallity to match its expectations it probably needs to loosen the standards a little. Although we have had some great players with the standars in place, I just think to compete for a national title you can't have your cake and eat it too.
I agree loosen the standards a little
like say Michigan, but not like FSU or Miami.
First of all, you said it all by putting the word "little" in bold. Lowering the standards at all at ND is the same as dropping to the lowest level possible. Our standards are what set us apart from every other FBS team. Our standards are what make ND the most loved, hated, followed, and unique University in the nation. "We are Notre Dame..." that statement carries a lot of weight around here. For all of you who are not yet part of the Notre Dame family but plan on joining us very soon as law students, I hope you come to truly understand what those four words mean and I look forward to welcoming you in the fall.
At our football banquet last week senior captain Eric Olsen said "It takes a Notre Dame man to coach at Notre Dame." I could not agree more, and I hope Coach Kelly can step in and become a Notre Dame man.
As for the QB situation, DC is far more talented than you may know and he will be remembered as one of the all-time greats at ND. Unfortunately, he is sidelined until the fall. I did give a pep-talk to sophomore walk-on QB Matt Mulvey this past weekend though, and the kid is beyond excited to have the opportunity to help the team progress throughout spring practice. With Goodman and Mulvey running the show this spring we should be up to speed once Dayne returns in the fall.
Now to connect all of this back to law school... The law students are definitely a part of the Notre Dame family once they arrive on campus. Almost everyone buys season tickets for football (seriously, you need to be at every game) and they sit in the student section during football games so if you plan on coming here you better get ready to become a Fighting Irish fan. The tradition here at ND is unlike anything you will find anywhere else, and football is a big part of our culture (even for law students).
I hope you all are ready to witness our return to glory over the next three years... GO IRISH!