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nobody wants that. all those guys were lousy picks and we all knew it when they happened. what i had HOPED for was a top, experienced and proven winner. a guy who knows how to motivate a team before going out on the field! we never got that. i'm just tired of beating up a bunch of nobodies to average teams and then getting shellacked at the end of the year. always hoping a new, better coach can change that.
kelly's 1-7 (most were blowouts and that one win coming against a decimated team) record against top 5 teams is not my idea of a good coach.
sure, who wouldn't to see a return to the teams of parseghian, montana, the better holtz teams, but who is that guy? meyer was there and left, was unsuccessful. they tried to get him back and he passed. holtz also complained about recruiting and had his own struggles. talent seems to be more of an issue.

can you think of a coach whose team was consistently top ten, that was fired for not winning the big one?
 

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sure, who wouldn't to see a return to the teams of parseghian, montana, the better holtz teams, but who is that guy? meyer was there and left, was unsuccessful. they tried to get him back and he passed. holtz also complained about recruiting and had his own struggles. talent seems to be more of an issue.

can you think of a coach whose team was consistently top ten, that was fired for not winning the big one?
it's not just 'the big one'. it's ALL the big ones! and no, i'm not privy to the inner workings of the games community and i don't care about who was or wasn't fired. i'm just a fan. just like you, only i expect more.
 

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that's the issue. would coaching have made the difference, and if so who. there's an old saying, you can't teach speed. when you've got 6'2" running backs hurdling defenders 5 feet in the air, without breaking stride, it's a scary site. sure don't want to go back to the weiss/davis/willingham, etc era. lou holtz was struggling toward the end of his nd career, and even a devout catholic like urban meyer chose to go to the football factories where he could recruit freely, instead of notre dame. just doesn't seem prudent firing a coach who's keeping his team consistently top ten, but not winning the national championship.

all that said the team did look a little flat the last 2 games of the year. nd seemed to be turning the mo against bama then book was picked which killed it. can't remember the last time i saw him throw a pick like that.
I was so pissed watching that throw it was like what the hell are you seeing the guy was completely covered. Just run the ball a few yards and keep possession of the ball.
 

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I think guy that could have the motivational end would be Fitzgerald of Northwestern I just don't know that you are getting him out of his current position. I'm also not sure about his recruiting but it would easier at Notre Dame than Northwestern.
 

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The other guy with potential is Campbell from Iowa State.
 

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I think guy that could have the motivational end would be Fitzgerald of Northwestern I just don't know that you are getting him out of his current position. I'm also not sure about his recruiting but it would easier at Notre Dame than Northwestern.

he was an all-american at Northwestern. I can’t see him leaving for any other team. I think he has his dream job. (Unless he decides he wants to take a shot at a National Championship).
 

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he was an all-american at Northwestern. I can’t see him leaving for any other team. I think he has his dream job. (Unless he decides he wants to take a shot at a National Championship).
Me either and that would be the only reason.
 
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