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Kelly Aware Of The Criticism

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Brian Kelly (Photo Credit: Getty Images, By: Jonathan Daniel)

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(WSCR)Whether or not all of the negatives surround Notre Dame’s football team are the direct result of head coach Brian Kelly can be debated. But the fact that he is receiving all of the criticism from is obvious.

Kelly knows there are critics everywhere unhappy with him for various reasons. Notre Dame’s dismal season for one. And also his role in the death of a student videographer.

In the two weeks since the death of 20-year-old Declan Sullivan, who was shooting practice from a tower when it fell over on a windy day, some have called for Kelly to be fired. He was the one who gave the go-ahead for practice that day when wind gusts hit 51 mph.

Kelly got a vote of support last week from Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins.

Sullivan’s death has overshadowed everything during Kelly’s first season, including the Irish’s 4-5 record. They play No. 15 Utah on Saturday.

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