Originally Posted by MaliBuckeye
I'm not sure they know who Fickell is.
Given that he coaches defense and all that.
They hired Dantonio before Kelly....2 good hires in a row for that adminastration. I think Kelly is an excellent coach and will do very well at ND, IMO. Replacing 10 defensive starters is very hard. He did benefit from solid Dantonio recruiting. I think the biggest difference between Kelly and Charlie is Kelly has head coaching experience. Charlie obviosuly benefited a huge amount by being under Belichek. I certainly don't think Kelly only wins 6 games with Notre Dame's talent and schedule. And I don't think Charlie has Cincy undefeated...I think there is a large gap in coaching talent between the two. As a sidenote, its amazing how many coordinators under Belichik have been complete failures...Mangini, Weis, Romeo Crennel