After just one season as defensive coordinator at Notre Dame, Mike Elko took a job on Jimbo Fisher's staff at Texas A&M. He took something with him from South Bend to College Station, and Fighting Irish fans are not amused.
On Friday night, Elko tweeted out a graphic aimed at recruits. It promoted the average salary for Texas A&M graduates 10 years after graduation, compared to the rest of the SEC.
It's a pretty effective graphic, selling an A&M education beyond just football. However, it is some of the phrasing in the tweet itself that has Notre Dame fans annoyed.
The Fighting Irish have long used a slogan about going to Notre Dame being a "40 year decision." Elko borrowed that for his new team.
Notre Dame fans were all over the replies to Mike Elko's tweet:
Notre Dame blog One Foot Down noticed the tweet as well, and was particularly annoyed, calling the former ND coordinator an "S.O.B." and a "true villain."
I would say, 'c'mon Mike... you're better than this,' but after his contract negotiations with Notre Dame after one year of service — we know better.
Needless to say, Irish fans are pissed-off about the tweet, and I can't blame them. Elko is a good defensive coordinator, a good recruiter, and deep down (or not so deep down) most fans wished he would have stayed.
He's also a S.O.B. that is quickly becoming a true villain. Get some original material Mike.
This comes after some pretty pointed tweets in Elko's direction from Notre Dame players after he elected to leave after a year. He definitely isn't the most popular former ND coach up in South Bend.