Notre Dame's Brutal First Half of 2013 Suggests Bloom Is off Brian Kelly's Rose
Brian Kelly’s impossible task of following up an unexpected visit to the BCS National Championship Game is becoming increasingly difficult with each offseason blow.
It was a visit that arrived a year or two earlier than most anticipated, although the excitement from this dramatic rise has been short-lived. The goodwill for his team’s rapid resurgence is seemingly absent, which is both unfair but not surprising given recent turbulence.
The Irish's 12-0 record seems like a forgotten milestone.
Much like Notre Dame’s 2012 regular season, the offseason is starting to have a similar feel: unexpected, full of bizarre twists and a stranglehold on national headlines. Unlike the Irish’s incredible unbeaten regular-season run, however, the losses are beginning...