Will Brian Kelly leave for the NFL?
This comes just days after the Eagles were rejected by Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who spurned Philly to stay within the college ranks for another year.
Kelly has been a hot commodity for the last several years now: After spending 13 seasons with Grand Valley State (where he compiled a 118-35-2 record), he took a 4-7 Central Michigan team and won the Mid-American Conference Championship in his third year.
He then accepted the job at Cincinnati, which was a program on the rise but had never seen any significant success as a program. The Bearcats proceeded to win 34 of 40 games during his three-year tenure, including two Big East titles and a 12-0 regular season record.
Now with Notre Dame – a team that had been flirting with mediocrity for nearly half a decade – Kelly has proven himself as a worthy leader for any level of the game.
Would he be the next Vince Lombardi? No. Would he just be the next college coach that doesn’t make it in the NFL? Who knows.
But his resume suggests that he’s definitely worth the shot.
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