In the storied history of Notre Dame football, with its 11 national championships, 102 winning seasons, and 466 NFL Draft picks, there are two classes of coaches. The first, and elite class includes national championship coaches (Knute Rockne, Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine and Lou Holtz) that have gates named after them at Notre Dame Stadium. There are also statues erected of these men in Notre Dame, IN.
The second class is simply, everyone else who's coached in South Bend. And since Holtz left in 1996, the Fighting Irish have had exactly that in Bob Davie, Tyrone Willingham and Charlie Weiss. Enter Brian Kelly, who brings the most impressive resume since Lou Holtz to ND.
His era begins now.
When college football season begins Sept. 4th, he'll take the first step towards joining whichever class he'll eventually fit be categorized.
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