First let me say, I am a huge Cincinnati fan. I even went to school there and played football. Up until now I was a strong supporter for Coach Kelly and make no mistake, I am greatful for what he has done with the program. He put Cincinnati on the map and it will be the job of the next coach to keep the program on the right track. However, he has chosen to go for the money, perhaps the prestige, and the glamour of being the head coach of Norte Dame. Well, all I can say is coach Kelly, don't let the door hit you in the _____ on the way out. Go already and good riddance.
I cannot stomach ND so I am not pulling for you to turn the program around. Coach, you no longer have an automatic bid into the BCS. You will have to rise above the SEC, Big 12, Big 10, and oh yes, the Big East. Good luck with the Irish. What stars could have stayed are abandoning ship for a shot at the NFL. I guess there are some that don't think you can do it. Funny, from a basketball perspective, when Calipari left Memphis for Kentucky those players that were going to abandon ship decided to stay and wow, KY is now one of the best basketball teams in the country. Maybe it is a bad analogy but despite your success it appears not everyone believe that ND being a power house again is a foregone conclusion.
What concerns me now is who will go to Cincinnati. Since the Big East does have an automatic bid to the BCS and Phil Fulmer did not go to Louisville, maybe the Bearcats could give him a shout. I don't know if they could pay him enough either. I figure it will be someone on the way up. Who wants to come into a program with 10 wins-11 wins-12 wins and it could possibly be 13. No matter who comes it will be a rebuilding year or least you have to believe it will be more like 9 wins at the most. Who is out there that would like to pick up the mantle that coach Kelly is leaving. We will have to wait and see, and I have not heard anything yet.
Coach Kelly, pack your bags, get out of town. I no longer want to see you around.