Brian Kelly Says He Likes His Quarterbacks Better Than Ohio State's Because Brian Kelly Is Sooo Notre Dame
Yahoo Sports- Notre Dame’s quarterback competition between senior Everett Golson and redshirt sophomore Malik Zaire will likely continue into the fall and head coach Brian Kelly said Wednesday he would take that quarterback situation over any other team in the country – including national champion Ohio State.
“There are certain areas that I think at the quarterback position, maybe other than Ohio State, I would take our two quarterbacks,” Kelly said per BlueandGold.com. “I would take our two over Ohio State’s, but in terms of depth, I don’t know that anybody has a better situation than we do with the two quarterbacks that we have.”
Seriously, there isn't a better fit for the Notre Dame coaching job than Brian Kelly? Notre Dame and their fan base have all the same attributes as Kelly. High strung? Check. Inferiority complex? Check. Holier than thou jesuit assholes? Check. This is exactly why everyone outside South Bend that doesn't have some completely inexplicable Irish rooting interest fucking hates Notre Dame. They can't just accept that they are an above average football team. No more, no less. Doesn't matter how many years they refuse to align themselves with a conference, or how many times their coach tells the world that they have the most formidable quarterback tandem in the country. Until they prove it on the field, there is nothing particular special about the Notre Dame football program. Notre Dame doesn't have to be the best football program in all the land. No one expects them to be. It just comes off as disingenuous and pretentious when they constantly have to tell us as much. Notre Dame is like the program that cried wolf. The more they yell and pound their the chest, the less attention they get as a national power.
Let's not just bypass the fact that saying Notre Dame has a better stable of quarterbacks is simply a flat out lie. If the offer were on the table to switch quarterback situations not even Kelly would be too proud to make that trade. I understand wanting to show support for your signal callers, but one would think calling them one of the best duos in the country would suffice. Did you really have to come at the throne? Ohio State won their conference championship by damn near 60 points. Then they beat Alabama, and absolutely washed Oregon. ALL WHILE A 3RD STRING FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK. Do we need to remind Kelly what happened when Golson took on Alabama as a freshman? The game was over 7 minutes after it started. You know how I know that Notre Dame doesn't have the best quarterback depth in the nation? Because Golson is a senior. If he was that premiere of a player he wouldn't even be in school anymore.
Let's look at the reasons why both schools had to give multiple quarterbacks significant playing time last year. Ohio State's trifecta of quarterbacks suffered two season ending injuries and won a national title. Notre Dame's starter got pulled for playing poorly in a crushing loss to USC. There is a distinct difference there. Notre Dame used it's quarterback depth as a crutch, while 2/3 of Ohio State's quarterback depth was on crutches. As the saying goes, if you have two quarterbacks, you really have none. You didn't see anyone from Ohio State splitting time when multiple players were healthy. You know, unless the score was far out of hand, something that Notre Dame hardly has to worry about.