This was Brian Kelly on Saturday after beating Pitt.
"I’m not going to talk about any job situations," Kelly said. "I’m going to enjoy this victory. If anybody else wants to ask a question, here’s the response you’ll get: Let’s talk about back-to-back championship teams and these kids. That’s the focus. It’s going to be on these kids.
"I’m not going to get into any of that. I think we’ve all learned one thing in the last couple of weeks. There is more misinformation out there and you folks need to get a handle on it because it’s ridiculous."
Yup. Blame the press coach for making things up. They're all idiots. Why would you lie to your players?
ESPN.com also reported that UC players Mardy Gilyard and Aaron Webster said Kelly told the players Thursday that he was not going to Notre Dame.
See? All about Cincinnati football.
Brian Kelly didn’t interview Tuesday in New York to become Notre Dame’s next football coach. But then, Kelly already may have known enough about the job to take it. Kelly had a meeting last week about the opening with representatives of Notre Dame before Cincinnati’s Big East championship game against Pittsburgh, the Tribune has learned. Talks progressed well enough that the official announcement Kelly will be Charlie Weis’ replacement could come as early as Friday — any time after Cincinnati’s football banquet Thursday night. – Chicago Tribune
And now here we are, 5 days later...
Brian Kelly, who has coached Cincinnati's football team to a 12-0 record this season and a berth in the Sugar Bowl, will be the new coach at Notre Dame, two sources have told ESPN's Chris Mortensen
If he didn't want to address the Notre Dame situation before the Pitt game, I could understand that. The focus of his team should have been on that game, and I don't blame him for wanting to keep things mum. But to attack the press the way he did, and to suggest that they were all liars who were making stuff up, only to take the job less than a week later just makes him look like a total hypocrite/doucher.
All he wanted to do was get a sound byte for Sportscenter on Saturday. Well I've got news for him. That s*** ain't gonna fly at Notre Dame. If he thinks he can just talk down to the press, he could die a much quicker death than Chalrie did if he doesn't succeed.
I already hate the man, and can't wait to watch him fail.