During his first two years in South Bend, Brian Kelly coached Notre Dame to a 16-10 record, and one bowl win. In his third season, the Irish went undefeated in the regular season only to get throttled by the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national title game. During Kelly’s tenure, the most prestigious program in college football has seen a lot of negative attention; off-the-field variety.
In just three years at the helm, there have been seven major incidences of extremely bad press to hit Kelly’s Fighting Irish team. Some of the negative publicity is more deserved, some less. Three were essentially the same thing (underage alcohol citation/arrests) and two involved student fatalities. And one involved the fake fatality of a fake person.
Let’s go through all seven
Click on the bold, numbered title to learn more about each disparagement.
7. The Manti Te’o fake dead girlfriend hoax
ND really hitched their wagons to the character of this kid; constantly pumping him up as the perfect pe...