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Notre Dame's miracle worker?

Cincinnati coach has experience to resurrect Irish football

Updated: December 10, 2009, 11:18 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- If Brian Kelly is smart, he will enjoy every bite of his dry chicken at Cincinnati's football banquet on Thursday night. He will savor whatever accolades he receives for leading the Bearcats' football program to its first true taste of greatness.

And then he will try to work another miracle with expectations that even he may not be able to fulfill.

Given Kelly's track record, it's hard to call his next mission, to resurrect Notre Dame's football program ...

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