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Kelly tells Griese Notre Dame decision is coming in 7-10 days

At the top of the Illinois-Cincinnati broadcast on ABC, Bob Griese offered up a nugget nearly as eyebrow-raising as Griese’s recent commentary regarding Colombian cuisine.  

Teed up by our buddy Chris Spielman, who looks to be doing very well after enduring what surely has been the most difficult week of his life, Griese nonchalantly dropped a bombshell.

“I talked to Brian Kelly on the field just before the ball game, and he said something will be decided in the next seven to 10 days,” Griese said.


Here’s what this implies, in our view.

First, Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is out.

Second, Kelly already has been contacted by Notre Dame.

It also could mean that Kelly already has been offered the job.  Kelly’s adroit use of the passive voice makes that specific wrinkle unclear — either Notre Dame will be making a decision about whether to hire Kelly or Kelly will be making a decision about whether to go to South Bend.

Either way, the fact that Kelly has spoken about the situation suggests to us that he’s a serious candidate — and that he’s seriously considering the opportunity.


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  1. wrath4771 says: Nov 27, 2009 12:39 PM

    He’s got a good thing at Cinncinnati, but they can’t offer the money Notre Dame can. It will depend I think on whether he wants the headache of ND or not.

  2. edgy says: Nov 27, 2009 1:00 PM

    Of course, it could also be a negotiating ploy to get the Bearcats to pony up the salary and facilities changes that he wants.

  3. skinny pigeon says: Nov 27, 2009 1:49 PM

    If BK takes the ND job, he has a big pair of pants to fill.

  4. Sean Martin says: Nov 27, 2009 2:01 PM

    If UND wants Kelly, and I mean wants him badly enough to the point where they would have to wait another month or two, then they will have to. Otherwise, I don’t think this could work out.

  5. mef811 says: Nov 27, 2009 5:27 PM

    The Earth is filled with SCUMMY Skinny Pigeons!!!!!!

  6. Smokey 61 says: Nov 30, 2009 8:26 PM

    Charlie Weis is a class act, can’t say that for Mr. Swarbrick or others posting rude personal attacks about Charlie Weis. I honestly beleive Charlie would take Notre Dame to it’s glory days hr inherited a program with Zero talent and depth and a huge recruiting disadvantage, the Irish where moving in the right direction they just needed another year or two to fill in the voids on the offensive and defensive lines. Swarbrick is taking a huge chance on sending this program backwards if he can’t land Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops… Hope the irish are willing to pay 5-6 million per year for their dream coach…

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