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“Brian Kelly Is Apoplectic”


Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly was sent into a rage again early in the second half of their Saturday matchup against South Florida when his team turned the ball over for the third time deep in USF territory.

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  • Sbomb

    What a real MAN….. not!

  • Bob

    What a jerk….

  • Me

    This guy is just plain awful to watch.  Look closely at the players when they are around their coach and you can tell they do not want to play for him.  Look at their faces and body language.  Notre Dame is going to have a long, terrible season. 

  • http://www.bryemye.com Brian Miles

    I sometimes wonder how Notre Dame could have such amazing recruiting classes and be so mediocre. Now I know more clearly than I knew before.

  • Macko2000

    Can you blame him, they played absolutely awful, I’ve seen high school jv football teams with more discipline. Kelly is a very patient coach always finding a teaching point in everything, but everyone has their limits. Kelly had every right, and they deserved every bit of that playing the way they did.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276234467 Gary Sensenstein

    hope touchdown jesus was napping…

  • tool

    You can tell all of that in just one game and a couple of sideline shots. You must be an extremely intelligent person. You also must be to young  to remember Lou Holtz on the sidelines at ND.

  • Ven

    What kind of coach calls a player a “fing dumb***” …
    not much of a man, this Kelly.

    Nice hire by ND — again.

  • Ven

    By the way, I’m sure everyone can blow a gasket, even coaches.
    But there is a big difference between saying something:

    “What he h*** are you doing?”

    and calling someone “you f’ing dumb***”

  • Robocop

    You know why ass clowns like this get mad…. cause their jobs depend on these kids…they could give a rats asssssssssss about them…they  would strangle them and punch them if they could to make them not make mistakes……cause its all about them…most coaches are not like this…thank god…

  • Robocop

    You know why ass clowns like this get mad…. cause their jobs depend on these kids…they could give a rats asssssssssss about them…they  would strangle them and punch them if they could to make them not make mistakes……cause its all about them…most coaches are not like this…thank god…

  • Kaoss

    Dude’s gonna have a stroke if ND keeps playing this badly.

  • to hell with Notre Dame!

    if they still suck, how much madder can he get?  I love it, ta hell with Notre Dame,

    Bo Schembechler

    Go Blue!

  • Vttam

    I’m amazed by the things some fans miss. The future of any program rests with recruitment. Tell me how many recruits will ND loose if the coach acts like this. ND continues to get players who may have had a connection with the school in the past, who can be lured by the tradition, but not the others. Take off the blinders and look at the faces of the players, they already felt bad enough. And since some think this is good coaching, what was the result a win or a loss. Look at the pro’s for further examples in the Philly area we had Ray Rhodes who thought that this kind of coaching is fruitful. And most recently Mike Singletary of the 49ers’s. I used to root against ND because of their arrogance. Now they are just exhibiting the worst of college football. Oh not to mention it is a religious institution. I wonder if Kelly could repeat those phrases in mass. Hypocrisies abound.

  • disgusted

    NOBODY deserves the stuff this idiot was dishing out… nobody.

  • Paul

    You guys saying that Kelly is crazy are morons….And obviously have never played D1 sports…..at least 75% of coaches are like this.  THREE TO’s INSIDE THE TEN?

  • Ewhall2646

    Sorry fellow but YOU are the moron! 75% do not act like that, you’ve been watching to many wrestling matches..

  • Sbomb

    Three turnovers inside the ten.  Shows something may be lacking in the preperation and training.  Ripping a young man up on the sidelines in THIS manner is weak.  I doubt 75% is accurate, but that still doesn’t make it right.

  • Bobsnard

    Pretty much can tell by your comment that you were a non athlete. They don’t yell quite like that in the band, do they.

  • Hoodooo

    Yes, You can blame him! To humiliate anyone in that situation is not a teaching point. Public humiliation is not a teaching method. It is an act of dominating a person who one deems as beneath them. It is bulling at its worse. This guy is a pig.

  • Teddy

    The University of Notre Dame should tell Mr. Kelly that such behavior is not permissable at Notre Dame.  Kelly should apologize to the team, and the assistant coaches should be trained to pull him away if he starts act in this way in the future.  In fact, if he acts this way in the future, he should be let go. 

  • Anonymous

    Kelly and ND got exactly what they both deserved.  Each other an Divine intervention!!!

  • It doesn’t matter

    The next time that Brian Kelly goes ballistic I hope the bully swings and hits one of his players.  Then we will be done with the jerk.  

    I can’t stand people who cannot control themselves being in a position of authority – at ND or anywhere else.

  • len schnittker

    welcme to the real world of those who have never played.  This isnt pop warner football, screw up and you will get your but chewed, kind of like a boss who is tired of your mistakes and fires your sorry ass.

  • http://www.caltrops.com Ice Cream Jonsey

    Look at BOBSNARD championing away as a keyboard jockey, making fingerguns out of his hand and going, “pow! NON-ATHLETE, pew! NON-ATHLETE! pew pew, IN THE BAND!”

    Shut up you fucking waste of space. 

  • http://www.caltrops.com Ice Cream Jonsey

    Look at BOBSNARD championing away as a keyboard jockey, making fingerguns out of his hand and going, “pow! NON-ATHLETE, pew! NON-ATHLETE! pew pew, IN THE BAND!”

    Shut up you fucking waste of space. 

  • Gerry Curtin

    Kelly is a jerk, and ND is better than that. I am a Penn State grad/fan, and am disappointed in the direction of the Irish. Joe has done some stupid stuff too, but we blame that on age. Kelly needs another 45 years to get that excuse.
    Gerry, Roswell, GA

  • Macko2000

    Sound like the type of hard ass that would need a time out card in boot camp.

  • Paul

    I’m a coach at the HS level.  I understand Kelly’s frustration.  The player wasn’t even looking for the ball. 

    Having said that, there’s a time and a place for that kind of conversation….the sideline is NOT that time or place. 

  • Jim

    Apparently having played for an elite high school program and an elite collegiate program I must be missing the big deal; and Notre Dame was a bitter rival to us at Michigan. Bo got in our faces and said things that would make a sailor blush. I loved that man to death. Of course, he’s a saint and has never done wrong nowadays.

    I know Brian Kelly personally and the guy is great. I also had the privilege of going to their spring game and talking with their recruits and players as my son is currently being recruited by them as a sophomore. We’re hoping Michigan offers too, but Coach Hoke hasn’t come calling yet.

    Seeing a whole lot of people who never put on pads do talking here.

  • Delvyleonardo

    Typical low class ND

  • Safari1957

    Jim – I feel sorry for your kid if you think that getting in a kid’s face and screaming at him,  makes someone a “great guy”. 

  • Advertbill

    While I think the jury is still out on Brian Kelly and whether he will leave a legacy of winning at ND, I do wonder how the Admin at the school feel about all those close-ups of Kelly dropping F-Bombs and the like during the broadcast. He is a bit of an embarrassment to a Catholic school. That TV contract is a blessing & a curse. Between their sloppy performance and their coach’s reaction – they will have a tough time recruiting going forward.

  • buckibob

    I have no sympathy for the players that Kelly recruited. He was the same way at Cincinnati, treated the players the same way, so they should have known what they were in for. I feel sorry for those that he inherited from Weis……Oh wait….I don’t feel sorry for them either.  

  • jan

    Go Blue!!!!!

  • jan

    Go Blue!!!!!

  • jan

    Go Blue!!!!!

  • Samsonnigga

    fucking shit for brains. did you march next to the pussy, disgusted, or did you just suck his cock? fucking dickless wonder.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q335EL7ADHHCA3A4NVGN2QUJ4Q Pao

    Unfortunately Brain Kelly is on the Hot Seat, only game one into the second season. The pressure of being an ND football coach. Its either BCS or Bust for the Irish.  Can’t blame the guy for his outburst.

  • AWildcat25

    Bulling? Really? It’s bullying. You really don’t get this whole coaching thing do you? Kelly apologized for his outbursts to the media, and said that he needed to control his emotions better on tv. As for why he yelled? There is no reason he shouldn’t have been mad. The guy screwed up and they missed out once again on a scoring opportunity. He yells because he’s trying to drive a point home. That’s football for you, anybody who’s played the game, myself included have been chewed out by a coach. It’s a way to make sure you don’t make the same mistake again. Oink Oink.

  • AWildcat25

    Bulling? Really? It’s bullying. You really don’t get this whole coaching thing do you? Kelly apologized for his outbursts to the media, and said that he needed to control his emotions better on tv. As for why he yelled? There is no reason he shouldn’t have been mad. The guy screwed up and they missed out once again on a scoring opportunity. He yells because he’s trying to drive a point home. That’s football for you, anybody who’s played the game, myself included have been chewed out by a coach. It’s a way to make sure you don’t make the same mistake again. Oink Oink.

  • AWildcat25

    Kelly is one of the most respectable coaches in the country. He’s won with the Right Kind of Guys, he’s made sure that they’re ready to not just be great football players, but great workers, fathers, husbands, etc. To call him an ass clown is an insult to him, the Notre Dame fanbase, and you. You’re lack of intelligence amazes me, and to single out a guy who wants nothing but the best for TJ Jones, is just plain rotten. It’s guys like you who disgust me. Irish haters are bad enough, but it’s a whole different thing to disrespect coach Kelly and the way he does his job.

  • AWildcat25

    Don’t give a damn for the whole state of Michigan. Something Buck fans and Irish fans can relate. 

    Go Irish!
    Go Bulls!Go Bears!
    Go Hawks!

  • AWildcat25

    Alright. I’ve heard just about enough from each and every one of you sh*theads who dare single out Brian Kelly. He is one of the most respected coaches in the nation. He’s dedicated his life to making sure young men are winners on and off the football field. That is something you can..no… MUST respect. Despite this, Kelly is human. I can’t say I blame him for going off like that, the team played horribly. It’s his job to win, it’s their job to win, and they were not doing it. And this isn’t targeting the Michigan guys, we’ll settle it on the field, and yes Kelly’s seat is a little warmer now (But I think Irish fans have to be patient, he’s still building his team), but it’s the people who are calling him a pig, or an ass clown that this is being targeted at. 

  • Jkosci5089

    Lou Holtz used to chew out his players the same way then pat them on the helmet, shoulder or backside.  I have had coaches yell at me the same way but did not ‘give up’ on my team or myself.  I tried to play better, smarter and think about the mistakes I made not to make them again.  If these student-atheletes cannot take a tongue lashing then go back home!

  • Tim

    Samsonnigga,

    Go away forever , get a new name and some serious help !

  • Pawnee55

    Yeah, go ask that poor kid Declan who died while taping a football practice because coach ordered him to go up in that lift. Right Kind of Guy. What a joke.

  • Shayno18

    and the pussification of america continues….

  • BUBUB

    “you are” lack of intelligence amazes me?!?!?!

  • Dfisher

    All I can say is… thank goodness our coach (Chris Petersen) does not act that way.  Our players have made some boneheads plays in the past, but he would never lose control like that.

  • Credroc

    Co-sign.

  • irish

    It’s a football team. get used to it. this isn’t church dumbass

  • irish

    all of you are ridiculous! have you never watched the game of football?? hell i’ve never even played football and I know there’s nothing wrong with BK’s outburst. These guys played terrible! they were a disappointment to the fans, the coaching staff, and the school. They deserved a little more than just getting yelled at. they deserve plenty of laps. unacceptable after all the preparation. BK did his best in the offseason as he always does. these guys just didnt show up to play and they kept that up the whole first half. I was so pissed I was cussing at the tv, I don’t blame BK one bit. gettin the point accross

  • irish

    realize that his outburst was after a full first half of playing like a middle school team. a guy can only be patient for so long. get real

  • irish

    And considering they’re at the University of Notre Dame, they will be working much harder for tomorrow’s game. I have confidence in that.

  • G-Money

    Wrong, Macko2000!  If they played awful and without discipline, guess who is to blame.  What a pathetic show for the Head Coach of Notre  Dame…..how embarrassing.

  • ADon

    Really? Your assumption is silly. Schools around the country universally use lifts to tape practices. What happened was an unfortunate accident. ND did the honorable thing and has accepted responsibility without any legal wrangling. In addition, they developed and piloted a program on lift safety, which was just released last week. Don’t blame Kelly personally for Declan’s death. It is just plain rediculous on your part. 

  • Method7670

    @3fb25532deadadd6abe4b835498665a4:disqus 
    In this day and age everyone needs a pat on the back. No one should ever know that they screwed up, but the fact they tried is all that matters. I’m all for praising effort, but everyone is so soft now-a-days (this is coming from 25 yr old). When I grew if I did something well I heard about it. If I screwed up I learned why never to do it again.

  • Grobieo2l

    I have watched and heard many high school coaches behave the same way for many sports…not just football. And I believe Jim thinks he’s a great guy based on a multitude of other characteristics. Head football coach of any university doesn’t solely define him as a person….it’s the other life living characteristics that also define him.

  • gentry

    Lou Holtz yelled but never like that.


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