Can You Hate This Man?

Because you're going to. No matter what you think of him right now, you'll grow to dislike this guy. Why? Is he a bad guy? We don't know that yet. But he's the new coach of the program in South Bend that still thinks they're legit. And he's already got his Twitter feed updated with his new location, background, etc. Cinci-who?

Take a moment feel for the Cinci players:

The news didn't play well with Kelly's current team. Bearcat players were led into a meeting room, where Kelly told them he was leaving and thanked them for making his opportunity possible. One minute into the meeting, the door opened and receiver Mardy Gilyard walked out angry and alone, save his MVP trophy.

"He went for the money," Gilyard told The Associated Press. "I'm fairly disgusted with the situation, that they let it last this long."

Players weren't told of Kelly's decision until the banquet ended, nearly three hours after the news first broke. A few blinked back tears as they left.

"We already knew what he was going to say. We weren't giving him a round of applause or anything," tight end Ben Guidugli said. "It's like somebody turned their back on us. We brought this whole thing this far. We've come this far. To have someone walk out now is disappointing."

Of course, I thought Urban Meyer and Bob Stoops were "dreaming" of coming to Notre Dame... what happened to those? Oh, wait, I know... Domers didn't really want either of those guys. I bet they got the best guy available. Because nobody would turn down UND.

And this time it's going to be different. Charlie Weis was the wrong guy. Tyrone Willingham was the wrong guy. Bob Davie was the wrong guy. George O'Leary was the wrong guy. Brian Kelly -- the right guy!

But, hey, any time you can snag a guy who had a .542 winning percentage at a MAC school (Central Michigan), you have to snap him up.

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