Paul Finebaum is no Brian Kelly fan.
Brian Kelly, Notre Dame’s head coach, is certainly on the hot seat. The Fighting Irish have dropped to 2-4 on the season after starting the year ranked inside the top 10 with College Football Playoff expectations.
Many are now starting to call for Notre Dame to make a coaching change, even though many agree that it’s unlikely to happen.
Sunday, college football expert Paul Finebaum appeared on ESPN. During his appearance, he pretty much trashed Kelly. “A miserable human being,” Finebaum called him.
Here’s what he said, via 247Sports:
“Let’s think about what Brian Kelly has done in the last couple weeks,” Finebaum said. “He blamed everyone on his team a couple weeks ago and said he would be re-evaluating (every position), then he blamed his defensive coordinator and fired him. He’s blamed his quarterback who has had a really nice year. And (Saturday) he called out his center saying he had been snapping atrociously in middle of a hurricane.
“I’m beginning to wonder who’s next for Brian Kelly to blame? Donald Trump? I’ve always respected Notre Dame and I think it’s one of the great institutions for higher learning in this country, but why would anyone want play for Brian Kelly? He’s a miserable human being and blames everyone but himself.”
“I frankly think this season is going down the drain and they could lose as many as eight or nine games,” Finebaum said. “He’ll keep his job, but you wonder whether he’ll want to keep his job. I think Brian Kelly is resembling the Titanic quite frankly in South Bend.”
Kelly, 54, is 57-27 as Notre Dame’s head coach. He’s been leading the Fighting Irish since 2010.
Notre Dame is set to play Stanford on Saturday. The game will kick off at 7:30 p.m. E.T.