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Notre Dame hires the right guy

Kelly can lead Irish back

Updated: December 11, 2009, 12:31 AM ET
By ESPNChicago.com

Notre Dame fans may have dreamed of a grand-slam hire like Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops when the Irish decided to can Charlie Weis.

But Brian Kelly was always the right guy and the perfect fit for this job.

Full disclosure: In covering the Big East for the past three seasons, I've followed Kelly's time at Cincinnati very closely. It was impossible not to be thoroughly impressed with everything Kelly accomplished and how went about it.

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