Matt and Chris preview the 2018 season for Notre Dame football and discuss whether Brian Kelly deserves to be on the hot seat.
So I decided to do what any IU fan currently does best, overanalyze what Gregg Marshall’s first 6 seasons as a D1 head basketball coach and compare it to Archie Miller’s first 6 years (Archie coached 6 seasons at Dayton before becoming IU’s HC).
My hope was that Archie’s first 6 seasons would stack up fairly well against against Marshall’s first 6 seasons. This would prove to me that Archie has the ability to evolve in the caliber of a coach that Marshall currently sits at.
My fear was that I would find that Marshall blew Archie out of the water at the beginning of his respective career.
What I found was..
To put it simple, the illusion of Brian Kelly being a good fit at Notre Dame is fading. With 10 (or 11 with a bowl game) games remaining, Kelly likely can only lose 2 more games. This means he will most likely have to win at least 2 of the following game: USC, at Miami, at Stanford, or a bowl game. Following is a list of the most likely candidates to replace Kelly.