Thursday, December 10, 2009

Notre Dame coaching soap opera

The rumors continue to ramp up surrounding the Notre Dame coaching job. Randy Edsall and his agents at IMG haven't let any info slip out on their end, and few outside Edsall's circle of trust know the details of what's taking place. All the speculation and leaked info, if indeed legit, is coming from folks with knowledge from the Notre Dame or Cincinnati end of this search triangle. Nothing is seeping through the UConn side.

If reports are to believed -- and why would they, really -- the end is near. Maybe tonight. Cincinnati's team banquet is this evening, and he disinvited the media. EDIT: ESPN and the South Bend News are reporting it's done. According to their sources, that is.

Of course, one website trumpeting itself as the FIRST TO REPORT any and all BREAKING NEWS on coaching changes has all its bases covered. This site, which shall remain nameless but still quite shameless, maintains that, according to their "sources" a) Brian Kelly will not be the next head coach at Notre Dame; b) A contract extension has been finalized by Cincinnati but not yet signed by Kelly; c) Kelly has an offer on the table from Notre Dame; and d) Brian Kelly is not a candidate at Notre Dame.

And that mishmosh of misinformation came out not only on the same day (granted, it was five days ago), but in one all-encompassing paragraph of contradictions. Nice job, guys. As B.A. Baracus might have said in this situation, "Enough of your jibber jabber!!" Surprisingly, TMZ and US Weekly haven't weighed in on the subject. Too much Tiger news, I suppose.

If you're interested in real news, Edsall and South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier met with media at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. today. Edsall was asked about Notre Dame, and evaded every question with agility and deftness. He may or may not be the next coach of the Irish, but Dancing With The Stars is sure to come calling.

Funnily enough, it was the Ol' Ball Coach who brought up Notre Dame. As Jon Solomon of the Birmingham News reports from the press conference: "I hope Randy ... well, he may be the Notre Dame coach by this game," Spurrier said. "Notre Dame would be wise to try and hire him."

Edsall stood up with a sheepish grin and replied, "I thought you would be my friend."


Anonymous brandon knight said...

I think Kelly will fit in extremely well at Notre Dame. He is a very talented offensive mind and a charismatic leader. I feel sorry for the Cincy players that lose their head coach right before they play the biggest game of their lives.

December 11, 2009 10:02 AM 

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