Kelly Shows He's Right Guy for Notre Dame

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 It took two nearly decades to find the right guy. Three failed coaches and millions of buyout cash later, the Irish have a coach in Brian Kelly who not only has elevated the program back to the national elite, he has actually idiot-proofed the damn thing.

How else can you explain the head coach of the most prominent program in all of sports taking a break and interviewing for a job—and not telling anyone—and coming back to a humming, idling machine ready to be thrown back into gear?

By all accounts, Notre Dame finished with a top 5 recruiting class, and it got better even better Wednesday night when 5-star defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes chose the Irish over UCLA and Alabama. The class is loaded everywhere you look.

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