Found October 28, 2011 on The Victory Formation:

Brian Kelly is not happy with Notre Dame Stadium. The Fighting Irish’s head coach wants to see a JumboTron added to the historical facility. He also wants to get rid of grass and bring in field turf. Touchdown Jesus doesn’t see this happening anytime soon. Nor do the alumni and the administration. I mean, they wouldn’t really give into the desires of a coach that is 12-8 and just saw his team quit against their biggest rival.

Here is what Kelly said in regards to the JumboTron:

“I don’t think it’s a mystery that we’d like that,” Kelly told the South Bend Tribune of the huge scoreboard, “but, it’s not going to be my call. They know how I feel. I don’t want to beat a dead horse with it either, but I think it’s pretty clear we want to create a great atmosphere.”

Just so that you are clear, Kelly thinks that a Jumbo-Tron will create a great atmosphere, as opposed to his team just going out there and destroying the competition, like the teams of Lou Holtz, Ara Parseghian, and Knute Rockne. Speaking of Rockne. He was the last coach that demanded major changes to the stadium. Scratch that. He demanded a new stadium. So he stole the Michigan Stadium design, had it made a little smaller, and moved the player entrance from midfield to the endzone. Of course, Rockne could make such demands because he was winning a lot of football games. Michigan has undergone major changes to their stadium the last few years, increasing in size and adding a JumboTron of their own.

Maybe Kelly just wants them to add the screen so that the fans can be distracted from the less than stellar play and get excited about a Donkey Race to the Bethlehem during time outs. I’m sure Touchdown Jesus wouldn’t be too happy with people praying to a ginormous Boob-Tube.

  • Man I hate this guy, he really thinks wonders who the hell he is. I'm a long time Irish fan and because of him I refuse to root for them right now. The sooner this assshole is gone the better. FU Kelly!!!!!
  • Perhaps he should stop talking smack about his own team first and the the Football Gods might favor him. To create a great atmosphere is to go out and play like winners. LOSER
  • Well, 12-8 is better than 8-12. Im not so sure that a Jumbo Tron Screen would help anything, but I do like the idea of artificial turf. For those that have never played on the NEW stuff, it is very good and athlete friendly. Not to mention the thousands of dollars that could be saved each year to maintain it. From paint and the equipment to apply it, fertalizer, water
    and the likes, but that alone does not make a winning team. I think Kelly is more team oriented than individual achievement (Jimmy Clauson- Wise)You cannot have the same player fumble the ball inside the 5 two games in a row that they played in that turned two very possible wins into losses. Very realistically ND could be 9-0 SHAKE DOWN THE THUNDER...GO IRISH
  • Tear the stadium down to make a parking lot to view 'Touchdown Jesus'. Move the team to Xavier U in Cincinnati a modern college with a B-ball program. Sorry, just call them like I see them. Pass the plate one more time. Joe 409 thats football.

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