"Laces are for my 12-year-old son, not the scholarship quarterbacks at Notre Dame," - Brian Kelly
Posted May 10 2010 8:02pm
The countdown for the start of the football season begins the moment the Vince Lombardi Trophy is trotted out. It's a long and dull six months till the preseason starts in August. This year, however, has been different. Following the NFL draft became a daily obsession (thank you Tim Tebow) and I was glued to every play during Notre Dame's Blue and Gold scrimmage (thank you Brian Kelly).
I have not been this excited about the start of a Notre Dame football season in years and that's because of Kelly. While we have, yet, to see what the Kelly era will bring I love this guy already. My father is of the opinion that Kelly is Notre Dame's last chance to turn the program around and I agree with him. I'm personally giving Kelly five years to do or die. If he can take the Irish to a championship by 2015 (not saying he will but a girl can dream) I am totally naming one of my yet-to-be-born children Brian Kelly.
So far he's saying all the right things. I love his attitude. I love Camp Kelly. I love that ND again has a coach who was (gasp) a winning HEAD COLLEGE football coach. I love his hunger.