This article argues that Notre Dame needs someone who’s as great a politician as he is a head coach. It’s clear the Irish need something:
… The Irish have yet to win a single BCS game since its inception, they haven’t lost fewer than three games since the 1993 season, and they’ve cycled through five different coaches since Holtz, if you include the one who fudged his résumé and never coached a single game. They never connected with Bob Davie, they lost patience with Tyrone Willingham after three seasons, and they grew tired of Charlie Weis’s self-involved bluster after five mediocre campaigns.
And now they are starting to wonder about Brian Kelly, an Irish Catholic boy from Boston who arrived with high hopes. But after a pair of rickety 8-5 seasons, Kelly has yet to cultivate the kind of belief that Parseghian did in his first few months…
Yeah, that’s some résumé. Yet Notre Dame football remains relevant on a national level, as witnessed by its role in the post-BCS discussion. Maybe wanting to believe is a belief in and of itself.