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    If you guys get Kelly...

    ...you will be getting somebody who knows how to build a program and motivate players. He will, however, call some plays that will make you crazy (see Boston College game).

    I think that the most telling example of the kind of leadership you can expect is the DeMarcus Graham murder. It took place in the summer of 2004. Five CMU players were indicted in 2005 for the murder. Two or three others ended up being charged with perjury. One of those indicted for murder was stud RB, Jerry Seymour. He was actually arrested during a weight training session in the spring of 2005 and led out of the room in handcuffs in front of his teammates.

    Despite all of this, Kelly kept his team focused. With the emergence of record setting 5th year QB Kent Smith, and true freshman RB Ontario Sneed, who helped helped offset the loss of Seymour, the 2005 season ended up as CMU's first winning season since 1998 (6-5). Even so, eight or nine players, mostly DBs, quit the team after the season. It seemed like the 2006 season would end up being a step back. His record setting QB graduated and his secondary, which wasn't all that good anyway, was gutted. As you can see, the exact opposite happened.

    He's touted to be a good recruiter, and has brought in kids who can compete at the D-1 level, as evidenced by CMU's hanging with BC. Hell they even moved the ball on Michigan pretty well. Our starting QB is a redshirt freshman and has played well enough to earn consideration as MAC offensive player of the year not simply freshman player. Recruiting aside, he can also develop players, which may be more important. Smith, the record setting QB from 2005 was buried on the depth chart under the previous coach. Kelly realized what he had worked with him and Smith blossomed. He even went so far as converting a TE to OT. That OT, Joe Staley, will likely play on Sunday's next year, as will DE Dan Bazuin. Two other Chippewas have entered the NFL during Kelly's tenure.

    Does all this mean he'll succeed at ISU or MSU. Nope. But don't count him out just because he doesn't have a BCS pedigree. Cocky son-of-a-gun can coach him some football. I'd like to see him at CMU for another year or two, but that's a pipedream.



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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    Thanks, it's good to hear from people who are close to the situation. We really appreciate the words.




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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    I'll second that. Thanks again for the post.



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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    same here..interesting perspective. I could be sold on him.



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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    That was a great post. Sounds like a heck of a guy just what ISU needs too. If he does indeed come to ISU we might not be rebuilding all that long and could go to a bowl game next year?



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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    Kelly just does not ring my chimes. He is like Mark Farley and Steve Loney. No star effect in my book. CMU seems like Mt Rock, Montana.


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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    was jim tressel a star when he went to ohio state.. enough said

    oh and another thing.. i was just looking at ohio states roster..we need to start recruitin some ohio players because like 90% of that team is from ohio


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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    Jim tressel? We still do not see him as a super staR.


    Last edited by Wesley; 11-26-2006 at 01:18 AM.
    CFH HMagic bball season next year.
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    Re: If you guys get Kelly...

    .....u know what i mean....



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