Category Archives: Coaches

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Ara Dead At 94

Ara Parseghian compiled a 95-14-4 record in his 10 years at ND and tacked on 2 National Championships. His 1966 Team was one of college footballs all time greats – came from behind to tie Michigan State 10-10 then trounced USC. While most fans remember the great battles with USC, Ara played 2 great games […]

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New QB Coach Tommy Rees

Kelly hired his former QB Rees to his Staff Tuesday. Known more for his poise and calm under pressure than physical abilities he played in 30 games passed for 7351 yards, 61 TD’s vs 37 picks. Rees always had to bail out Golson who crumbled under pressure and his stoic look when addressed by Kelly […]

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Football Staff Finalizing

Brian Kelly is bringing 5 new assistants as well as a new Strength Coach: Matt Balis: worked for Diaco at UConn as a Strength Coach Brian Polian: Special Teams Coach Mike Elko: DC from Wake Forest Clark Lea: LB coach from Wake Forest Chip Long: TE coach Del Vaughn Alexander: WR coach from Arizona State […]

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New OC Chip Long

It is being reported that Memphis OC Chip Long will be named the new OC at Notre Dame. He’s a young guy at 33 – similar to Mike Sanford as an up and coming hot shot coach. It’s also being reported that he will get a 3 year contract. This is important since Kelly probably […]

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Save Yourself First

Brian Kelly is purging his staff, even long time friends with a desperation that begs the question that he will be cut loose if there is not a complete reversal of 2016. Most of these guys are just Div 2 coaches that Kelly dragged around for 20 years. The latest casualty is Mike Denbrock who […]

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Mike Elko Is The New DC

Mike Elko apparently signed a 3 year deal – must be vetted you know. A graduate of the Ivy League University of Pennsylvania he’s had the usual small time stops before landing successful stints at Bowling Green and just recently at Wake Forest. He has a reputation of running his defense based on the type […]

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Notre Dame Notes – Latest Updates

Here are the latest Notre Dame Football Updates Kizer to leave, going Pro. Zaire to transfer – Wisconsin is in the lead although Baylor looking at him. OC Mike Sanford named HC at Western Kentucky. TE, ST Coach Scott Booker let go. Mike Elko from Wake Forest interviews for DC position. Jeff Quinn currently at […]

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Sloppy Play

Brian Kelly while still defending Brian VanGorder says sloppy play all over is the primary problem. I say you’re right, but add in sloppy coaching. On offense, just way too predictable. If Sanford is not calling the plays, now is the time to give him a shot. Denbrock and Kelly have been running same plays […]