November 26, 2010 |
It was late last year and Brian Kelly had just taken over as the Notre Dame football coach. With the season still months away, Kelly showed up at halftime of a Fighting Irish basketball game to meet his new fans. Grabbing a microphone, he stirred thunderous applause with talk of quickly jump-starting a fallen program. "Get yourself ready," he proclaimed. Such bravado fit his personality. It also made sense because, after a successful run at Cincinnati, he ranked among the game's top coaches.
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February 18, 2005 |
Actor Brian Kelly, who starred as Porter Ricks in the popular 1960s' NBC television series "Flipper," has died. He was 73. Kelly died Saturday of pneumonia in Voorhees, N.J., according to a family friend. Kelly was born Feb. 14, 1931, in Detroit, the son of Harry F. Kelly, who later served as governor of Michigan and as a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.
August 20, 2011 |
Extra, extra, you could have read all about it: Dec. 10, 2009. Notre Dame had just hired Brian Kelly away from Cincinnati. A blogger on The Times' website (take one guess) instantly pontificated: "Kelly, who has led Cincinnati to a 12-0 record this year, was so obviously the right choice. Notre Dame, the 'it' program, for so many years, finally hired a coach with the 'it' factor. " Notre Dame whiffed on three pitches in 2004, when it lost former assistant Urban Meyer to Florida.
September 24, 1991 |
Coach Terry Donahue said Monday that defensive tackle Brian Kelly has a sprained ankle and is doubtful for Thursday night's game against San Diego State at San Diego. The Bruins have already lost fullback Kevin Smith, who suffered a sprained left knee last week in practice. Cornerback Dion Lambert and reserve safety Michael Williams, who were injured in the opening game against Brigham Young on Sept. 7, will also miss the San Diego State game.
August 18, 2011 |
Shaquelle Evans, unhappy at Notre Dame, called UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel a year ago and said he was transferring. Summary of Neuheisel's reply: "What do we need to do to get it done?" Neuheisel had failed to land Evans once before, when the wide receiver was a senior at Inglewood High. With Evans back in play, Neuheisel was determined not to lose him again. Two or three times each year, Neuheisel receives calls from players looking for a do-over. Four are currently on the UCLA roster: Evans and tight end Joseph Fauria from Notre Dame and center Kai Maiava and wide receiver Josh Smith from Colorado.
December 4, 2006 |
Brian Kelly accepted the coaching job at Cincinnati on Sunday, three days after he led Central Michigan to the Mid-American Conference championship. Kelly replaces Mark Dantonio, who left to coach at Michigan State after three seasons in Cincinnati. Earlier Sunday, the Bearcats agreed to play in the inaugural International Bowl on Jan. 6 in Toronto against Western Michigan. * Matt Moore passed for three touchdowns as Oregon State upset then-No. 24 Hawaii, 35-32, at Honolulu on Saturday night.