Found December 10, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
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Never underestimate the power of believing your team is doomed to fail. I wrote that article back in May after a tumultuous spring that left Notre Dame fans with more questions than answers. If I could do it all over again, I’d write the exact same words. At the time, the Irish stared down a brutal schedule with no secondary and a quarterback derby that hinged on, as one revered blogger put it, Brian Kelly learning to ride on rainbows. The implication was not so much that Kelly would need to find a pot of gold in order to be successful, but that, in true Irish fashion, he’d be intercepted before he ever got there. After all the turmoil of the last decade – the bad bounces, impossible academics and decided schematic advantages – the Irish found themselves in a position nobody ever saw coming: They could actually exceed expectations. And they did. Indeed, Kelly is deserving of his “Coach of the Year” honors and his success stems directly from the way he handled his quart...
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