Apr 20, 2013; Notre Dame, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly stands for a moment of silence in honor of the Boston Marathon bombing victims during the Blue-Gold Game at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Return To Glory At A Cost?

Lizzy Seeburg. Declan Sullivan. Michael Floyd’s DUI. Tommy Rees’ Arrest. Everett Golson’s Departure. Numerous high profile transfers.

A National Championship appearance. Number one NCAA Graduation Success Rate.

Since Brian Kelly took the head coaching position in December of 2009, he has generated a large amount of positive and negative publicity. It is hard to say with any certainty that Kelly had direct control over any of the negative events that have happened during his tenure.

Obviously, the first two events are very sensitive subjects. They did not need to happen. Period. Brian Kelly definitely had the benefit of the doubt from his superiors. He probably deserved it at this point. Why would he have wanted something like that to happen? He is a father. He is not the villain that the media made him out to be.

However, the events have piled on since then. They are not of the same magnitude. But, they have reflected poorly on the University. Does he have the same benefit of the doubt?

People are on different sides of the spectrum with how they want Notre Dame to operate. Some people believe Notre Dame should do whatever to win. Others believe that they should never sacrifice integrity or academics.

So, how is Brian Kelly performing? Has he lost control of the program or are these things to be expected?

Comment below with your thoughts on Brian Kelly’s tenure.

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