For weeks, we’ve been saying that the other college coach named Kelly should be drawing NFL interest. Now, according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is.
The head coach of the Irish “is rising on some NFL teams’ radar,” Feldman reports.
And for good reason. Kelly, the CEO of Notre Dame Football, Inc., is arguably the closest thing college football has to an NFL head coach, with various competing contingencies and high expectations from a rabid fan base and plenty of media attention and scrutiny. It doesn’t matter whether his schemes would work at the next level; it matters that he’d know how to hire the right people to run the offense and defense and delegate wisely to them and put it all together, in various facial shades of red.
Hey, a red face helped Tom Coughlin win a Super Bowl. It could work for Kelly, too.