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Kelly's Twitter account hacked; could be named Irish coach soon

Apparently, there’s still a chance that Brian Kelly will meet today with Notre Dame officials.

Earlier today, a posting on Kelly’s Twitter account, purportedly from the Cincinnati head coach, stated that there would be “[n]o interview today” with the Irish.

According to the Twitter account of Tom Gelehrter, UC’s manager of new media and broadcasting, however, Kelly’s account has been hacked, and the hack apparently took place at some point after Kelly tweeted yesterday that he would listen to what the Irish have to say.

“Confirmed, the pictures and posts were not posted by @CoachBrianKelly . His account was hacked,” Gelehrter tweeted.

(We’re assuming his account wasn’t hacked as well.)

This leaves us with the possibility that Kelly may indeed interview today.  Or he might not — according to‘s Joe Schad via, you guessed it, Twitter: “Decision made for no formal interview between Swarbrick-BKelly today. BKelly has already had direct communication w reps for ND.”

What I do know, however, is that this episode makes me despise all that is Twitter even more, which I really didn’t believe was physically possible.

UPDATE 2:27 p.m. ET: According to Schad’s online story found right HERE, “things are heating up” between the Irish and Kelly, and the process that would make Kelly the new Irish coach could be completed in a couple of days.  Talks between athletic director Jack Swarbrick and the soon-to-be-former UC head coach are expected to continue, but no formal interview will take place.

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  1. getlikeme says: Dec 8, 2009 2:32 PM

    seriously, at this point, who gives a sh*t. Really, as a HUGE UC fan, at this point I could almost care less and just wish this was over.

  2. John Taylor says: Dec 8, 2009 2:38 PM

    @ getlikeme: You can feel free to type out the word “shit” if you’re so inclined.
    Like, you could say that Kelly needs to shit or get off the pot. Things like that. :-)

  3. Robert Garcia (vegasrobert) says: Dec 8, 2009 2:47 PM

    Haha thanks john. i always use shat cuz i didn’t want to be censored but it’s nice to know we can speak our minds openly here.
    robertg is the shit! robertg, get our ass in here and post some shit for me to laugh at – please?

  4. plfalzar says: Dec 8, 2009 2:47 PM

    Holy shit! You can swear here and still get posted??? I love this site even more.
    @ getlikeme: I think UC will still be awfully good next year even if they lose Kelly. In fact, I suspect the program will be able to attract a really good coach because they have excellent talent and are a hot program right now. A good coach can step in and win right away.
    Kelly will have his work cut out for him at ND. The program has been terrible for a long time.

  5. getlikeme says: Dec 8, 2009 2:48 PM

    @ John Taylor: Ok, or how about I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I don’t even think I want his sorry ass back. He is just going to keep doing this over and over again. He signed his contract to coach UC BEFORE he even saw the campus. He wanted more than Central Michigan, and now more than UC. So be it ND, Michigan next year, or whoever, every year will be will BK stay. Enough already.
    For his sake, more important than how much he gets paid, is how many years they’ll give him. That way, after he doesn’t win shit in 3 years, he’ll have quite a few years they have to buyout. Then he can go back to the MAC where he came from…

  6. John Taylor says: Dec 8, 2009 2:52 PM

    @ everyone: As long as the entire post isn’t littered with f-bombs, I have no problem with it.
    We’re all adults here. Well, most of us at least.

  7. ron7098 says: Dec 8, 2009 2:59 PM

    Now they are saying his account has not been hacked, this is just funny as hell.

  8. Luke says: Dec 8, 2009 3:07 PM

    [quote] robertg is the shit! robertg, get our ass in here and post some shit for me to laugh at – please? [/quote]
    No doubt- what is that guy smoking? Careful, he’ll launch a defamation of character lawsuit against us [and the PAC-10].

  9. 3 yards and a cloud says: Dec 8, 2009 3:08 PM

    I promise UC fans that Kelly is long gone. He probably will jet before the bowl, but it being a BCS bowl might keep him through it.
    He did this EXACT same thing when I was at Central Michigan. His words, “I love Central Michigan, I’m not going anywhere”.
    Just like now, he promised players he was coming back but he bolted. I understand the career reasons, but I caution against thinking this slimeball has any loyalty whatsoever. He will be the next Notre Dame coach if they offer him the job.

  10. ron7098 says: Dec 8, 2009 3:08 PM

    Has anyone heard from robertg since Weis got fired? He probably changed his alias after making such an ass out of himself but i do miss his antics, lol.

  11. HerbertJablonski says: Dec 8, 2009 3:15 PM

    so ND is gonna be like Michigan next year? haha

  12. getlikeme says: Dec 8, 2009 3:15 PM

    I think UC will be ok, too. They have a great team returning next year, with Collaros as QB, Holliday the transfer from USC, and with this year, they’ll start in the top 10. They have Oklahoma on the scheudle, so there is your big non-conference opponent. Plus the commitment from the university for the practice bubble and so on, somebody is going to walk into a nice situation, and who knows, maybe another BCS berth. But if Kelly doesnt want it, we dont want him…

  13. johncape says: Dec 8, 2009 3:21 PM

    Please ND hire Kelly. We UConn fans don’t want to lose Edsall.

  14. edgy says: Dec 8, 2009 3:23 PM

    UC fans just have to realize that despite the fact that they’re a BCS team, there are simply other teams that are more attractive and until your team becomes the Oklahoma or Florida or Ohio State of the Big East, a team like Notre Dame is going to take away your coach (Living in Tulsa, I’ve seen several very good coaches use TU as their stepping stone, both in basketball and football so I’m never surprised when the coach leaves the team for what he feels is greener pastures).
    I think that Kelly is gone and then it’s up to the U to decide whether they want to hire away one of his coordinators to keep continuity or start over and hope that his replacement can keep the program moving forward. It’s quite possible that they can still keep someone from his staff because despite the fact that ND would offer them more money, it would STILL be a head coaching job and if they’ve got ambitions in that area, what a better way to start than with a team that knows you and it might even help keep some of the recruits. Good luck, guys.

  15. Kage10 says: Dec 8, 2009 3:25 PM

    This “news” didn’t really tell us anything, did it? Lame. But, why the hell would Kelly go to ND? Cincinnati is SO much better…football wise, city wise, university wise…it’s bigger and isn’t as selective as ND. I know ND is a great university, but I just don’t see why a football coach would prefer ND over Cincy. Yes, it has some “prestige” and “notoriety”, but ND isn’t even in a conference!

  16. Cincy Sam says: Dec 8, 2009 3:33 PM

    Cincy Sam says, they will get clobbered by Tebow anyway in the Swugar.

  17. CurseofBoJackson says: Dec 8, 2009 3:53 PM

    ND is half the program UC is at this point, seven years of (mostly) futility is a lot to deal with, and the academic standards are keeping them from getting the recruits they need to compete at the level they did for so many years. This has been said I’m sure in the posts here many times before, but I’ll say it anyway as a new poster, BK can choose (basically) automatic legendary status i.e. Joe P @ Penn State, and continue to build the program into something he made almost from scratch, or he can go be the next highly paid lame duck coach at a school on the decline rather than incline. I would liek to give him that credit, but he has politiced around the topic so well, I suspect he has set himself up to take a hike.
    Further, This program will be fine regardless (at least for the next few years), talent is here, and they no longer need a salesman like Kelly, just a good coach that can offer some (as taylor put it) continuity.

  18. colbyc says: Dec 8, 2009 3:55 PM

    Kae10 you have to be crazy I would not consider the Big Least a top conference any way just wait tell they go and get a beat down from the SEC…..
    and get knocked down a few pegs Cincy has made a great showing this year but they have also only played one tough game so far and only pulled that off due to a missed extra point…..

  19. 3 yards and a cloud says: Dec 8, 2009 3:58 PM

    HerbertJablonski says:
    “so ND is gonna be like Michigan next year? haha”
    that doesn’t make any sense, maybe shut it down for the day, come back tomorrow and try again

  20. BakerSucks says: Dec 8, 2009 4:28 PM

    As a HUGE UC Fan, a season ticket holder, a UCATS member, and a person who just bought tickets to the Sugar Bowl I will say this….Brian you asked for and received everything you wanted here..We supported and gave in to your every demand. But I for one am growing tired of your act every year. Quit speaking out of both sides of your mouth, this is not a game and you are obligated to these kids which you led into battle. If you are not man enough to honor your commitments, then I do not want your sorry ass back as the coach at this university. The program is bigger than you coach.

  21. Hurricat says: Dec 8, 2009 4:39 PM

    I can appreciate what Kelly has accomplished at UC, especially the improvements to the facilities. I have been hoping that his real motive for appearing receptive to ND is to get more money and whatever perks he can for himself and the program from UC. If not, I hope plfalzar is right and Cinci is an attractive stop for another good coach, especially since there’s plenty of talent left after the seniors graduate.
    One thing he did do when he left Central Michigan is coach them through their bowl game, then he coached UC through theirs and was probably the first coach to win two bowl games in the same season. So I would hope he at least stays through the Sugar Bowl, to maximize any chance UC might have against the Gators. I respect Tim Tebow, but as a longtime Canes fan, I live by the motto “If you don’t have anything nice to say , say it about the Gators”.

  22. Savoir lar says: Dec 8, 2009 4:52 PM

    Uh, this sounds an awful lot like Bobby Petrino at Louisville. Be warned, UC, that your stay at the top could be brief and you could find yourself back where you started in a couple of years–another basketball school that had a fleeting moment of glory in football (otherwise known as “Kragthorped”)

  23. HerbertJablonski says: Dec 8, 2009 5:05 PM

    Kage10, because ND would pay him more.

  24. SheHateMe says: Dec 8, 2009 5:48 PM

    To Mr Kage10: What planet do you live on? Fame, and MILLIONS more in gelt. Being from Indy, I definitely agree with you that Cincy is a great city (it beats Indy for sure), but 90 miles from Chicago is even better……

  25. 3 yards and a cloud says: Dec 9, 2009 12:36 AM

    “One thing he did do when he left Central Michigan is coach them through their bowl game, then he coached UC through theirs and was probably the first coach to win two bowl games in the same season.”
    Sorry pal, BK left between the MAC championship and the bowl game. He was not the coach during the bowl game for Central Michigan. There was an interim coach, I believe it’s UC’s offensive line coach as he followed BK there after CMU didn’t offer him the job right away.
    Rumor has it that BK will take over Notre Dame Friday. Brian Kelly has no loyalty, he never has, and he won’t be successful at ND. He’s a gimic offense guy (no offense UC, CMU runs the same thing) that can’t coach defense to save his life. It won’t work playing the likes of Ohio State, USC, and Michigan (if they fire that asshat R squared). ND is in for a rude awaking and BK is back in the Big East within 6 years.

  26. robertg says: Dec 9, 2009 5:47 AM

    john taylor, mike florio, and their cft and pft associates are con artist media shills who will be out on the streets before next season after we take all of their material assets in the civil courts.
    ken lay of enron and bernie ebbers of mci worldcom and their con artist friends, including their media shills, also laughed until they heard the jury verdicts in our civil rico cases, exhausted all their appeals, and we took our judgments and seized all of their material possesions.
    taylor and his associates do not have to guts to publish this post.
    they have blocked more than 90% of our posts because they are afraid, but we print them all out before we hit submit.

  27. Hurricat says: Dec 9, 2009 10:21 AM

    I stand corrected. I do agree with you in thinking Kelly is not likely to be successful at ND. I’m not sure who could be, or if that’s even the point for the potential candidates. Maybe it’s more about cashing out after 3 years and scraping by for the next few years on $15-20,000,000.

  28. plfalzar says: Dec 9, 2009 1:29 PM

    robertg! You have cult status on this board. I guess Taylor and his evil sidekick, Florio, finally relented and posted your comments.
    I know the civil courts are always looking for some case to prosecute because people just don’t sue each other in this country as often as they should. They have way too much time on their hands and would be serving the public better if they’d stop all of this free, unfounded internet reporting.
    I personally will not be happy until everything on the ‘Net is documented truth. Then we should turn our attention to the small but emerging presence of porn on-line.
    As for ND, Kelly is undefeated and has no shot at the national championship. If he had ND undefeated, he’d be playing Alabama next month. That’s probably what it boils down to, right or wrong.

  29. JLeonard says: Dec 9, 2009 4:16 PM

    WTF??? You can find porn online now?

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