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Paul Finebaum: Notre Dame Should Buy Out Brian Kelly, Bring In Urban Meyer

An extreme closeup of ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum from the Cotton Bowl in Texas in 2019.

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 31: TV/radio personality Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network speaks on air before the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium on December 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Brian Kelly has been taking a lot of heat since Notre Dame's ugly loss to Michigan this past Saturday. One ESPN analyst - Paul Finebaum - thinks it's time to for the program to move on from him.

Finebaum joined Get Up! on Tuesday morning and suggested that Notre Dame should buy out Kelly and bring on free agent coach Urban Meyer. Meyer was once an assistant for the program.

Here's more:

"He's good, not great. He's never going to win a national championship. The wise move for Notre Dame is to buy Brian Kelly out and bring in Urban Meyer.

Urban Meyer is the best available coach in the country. He wanted to go to Notre Dame 13 years ago. Florida got him instead. There are a lot of reasons why that may have happened.

Notre Dame is a national championship caliber program, but Brian Kelly is not a national championship caliber coach."

Here's the clip:

At this point, Meyer has been rumored to USC, Florida State, Notre Dame and a few other schools. It'll be interesting to see if he actually lands at any of them.