Sources: Kelly to replace Weis at Notre Dame - ESPN Here's why I think he's a good choice. He's been very successful at a school in the northeast, going 12-0 this season. I bring that up because it's easier to recruit for the southern schools. I mean, who doesn't want to go play college ball in southern California (USC) Florida, Texas, etc...warm weather with beaches instead of a school where there's snow part of the year? He's also been successful in a basketball school in a state where there aren't a lot of blue chip high school football players. You find a lot of blue chippers in Texas, Florida, California, etc...yet he's built a good program from the bottom up. Good choice, Irish, he's who I would have gone with.