When Georgia travels to South Bend this season, it’ll make for an interesting contrast between the coaching staffs. The Dawgs will be coached by the same coordinators year-to-year for the first time since 2014. The Fighting Irish, on the other hand, won’t.
Kelly has been in the midst of one of the most extensive overhauls ever of a team of his own making. The eighth-year coach has changed offensive coordinators, defensive coordinators, half of his assistants and all of his strength coaches. In all there are 17 new members of the football hierarchy, an obvious indication of dissatisfaction with what was going on.
Notre Dame is coming off a four-win season — three of those at home, none against ranked teams — and doesn’t have a talent advantage over the visitors. Besides the coaching turnover, they’ll be starting a new quarterback as well.
If Georgia can’t walk in there and come out with a victory, either we chalk it up to the power of Touchdown Jesus or start some hard questioning about when this staff is going to get its proverbial act together. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen Gawd as a micro-manager when it comes to football.