Knew it was coming but it still sucks. Part of me was hoping it was all some big bait and switch to humiliate Notre Dame. The ND fans would be all excited, the press conference would be held, Brian would walk up on the podium wearing a ND hat, and then:
He pulls of his ND hat to reveal...
A yarmulke! Reform Judaism bitches!
And it turns out all along that Kelly was actually Jewish and he had inked a new contract with Cincy, the city where that branch of Judaism was born. And it was all an elaborate ruse to trick those smug bastards from South Bend and drive the final nail in the coffin of their once proud program.
All very plausible in my mind. But alas...
ANYWAY, at least I can increase my sports hatred of ND, I suppose, as they inevitably turn into a perennial top 10 program for the next decade. Sigh.
Not pro-related, but interesting graphic from the FO guys via ESPN Insider:
It's a projection that attempts to figure out how the Bearcats would have done this year if they hadn't played in the "easy" Big East.
Quick Summary: they would have pretty much kicked ass just about anywhere else.
Brian Kelly was a damn good college football coach. Bad day for Cincy. He's just a coach, you say? We'll see. Regardless, I'll be down in New Orleans supporting the players in the Sugar Bowl. Hope to see a lot of Cincy folk down there.