Brian Kelly was introduced Dec. 11, 2009, as Notre Dame’s new head football coach after leading his Cincinnati Bearcats to an undefeated regular season and second consecutive Big East championship. The 2009 Home Depot Coach of the Year is 171-57-2 in his 19 years as a head coach at Cincy, Central Michigan and Division II Grand Valley State, where he won two national championships.
The staff of Notre Dame Magazine tracked the media response to the search for a new coach and the hiring and introduction of Brian Kelly. Here we offer a digest of links to the hiring of the University’s 29th football coach, in chronological order. Scroll down to see the most up-to-date link.
Who will replace Coach Charlie Weis? The ND campus plays the guessing game.
The Bleacher Report’s Marc Halstead recommends ND hire a guy named Brian Kelly.
The Onion’s take on the Coach who rejected ND.
Cincinnati Enquirer, Kelly talks to UC players about ND
Dec. 11, 2009, news conference: Brian Kelly named 29th head football coach at Notre Dame.
The Cincinnati Enquirer on Kelly’s leaving UC.
Notre Dame Magazine editor Kerry Temple comments on another new era at ND.
Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, Brian Kelly living the Notre Dame football dream
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Morrissey, ND gig no longer a plum job.
ESPN’s Ivan Maisel, Kelly brings wins, enthusiasm to ND.
Brian Bennett blog on College Football Nation, Notre Dame hires the right guy.
In USC’s Conquest Chronicles, USC fan Paragon SC, offers some initial thoughts on Notre Dame’s hiring of Brian Kelly
Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kelly bringing what Weis couldn’t, enthusiasm, fun.
Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com, Notre Dame gets right man for an immense job.
Peter Thamel of The New York Times, Kelly is ready for Notre Dame politics.
SI.com’s Stewart Mandell, Kelly could make major splash in first year as Notre Dame coach.
WNDU.com, The Kelly family at Notre Dame.
Kelly outlines plans for the ND team at his introductory press conference.
Chicago Tribune columnist David Haugh, He assures the faithful, now all he has to do is win.
Pat of the Blue-Gray Sky (A Notre Dame Scrapbook) comments on Kelly’s plans.
Chicago Tribune interview with Brian Kelly’s former boss
Chicago Tribune, Brian Kelly fleshes out plans at Notre Dame.
Bill Simson of the Huge Show, It’s hard not to root for Brian Kelly at Notre Dame.
Bleacher Report, Cincinnati defection or Notre Dame selection? The root of the debate.