ESPN is reporting that Brian Kelly told his players after today's win that's staying put, just a few hours after he said he'd "entertain" the Irish if they wanted to talk to him.
Bob Stoops has also emphatically shot down speculation that he was in the mix.
I have no idea who the Irish are going to get that won't be met with disappointment. I mean, not being an outstanding coach right now does not rule out the possibility of being one, but Notre Dame isn't a school that has shown a lot of patience on this issue.
Archie Manning had a good line saying they should worry more about hiring a good coach instead trying to have a good press conference. I am thinking after Kelly's post-game meltdown, he won't be coach. I am thinking its going to be Bellick which is the complete opposite of what they need. The real problem is the 24 hour news service that keeps asking every coach if they want to go to ND and they all have to say No since the bowls haven't been selected yet. I think people are viewing the job as a major headache instead of a stepping stone. If Charlie could just win 2 of the last 4, he would have been fine.
Anyone else see Weis call out Pete Carroll? Click Here (ncaafootball.fanhouse.com)
Q: Is it frustrating to you Pete Carroll, for example, portrayed in one way ...
CW: Let me ask you this question: You guys know about things that go on in different places. Was I living with a grad student in Malibu, or was I living with my wife in my house? You could bet that if I were living with a grad student here in South Bend, it would be national news. He's doing it in Malibu and it's not national news. What's the difference? I don't understand. Why is it okay for one guy to do things like that, but for me, I'm scrutinized when I swear. I'm sorry for swearing; absolve my sins.
Well then Charlie, tell us how you really feel. If you don't want to be a target then don't come in running your mouth and then lose a bunch of games. I guess he's out to burn every last part of that NCAA bridge that is left and really when it comes down to it fat coaches not named Madden have always been easier targets. If Weis wants the Carroll treatment he should lose some weight and win some games.
I don't understand why they even hired him in the dual role. We've seen this again and again in the NHL as well as in football: the coach and GM for a given team need to be two different people. It's too much job for one man.