On the surface, it looks good.

He is coaching at one of the shrines in college football. He has enthusiasm, he has the resources and the support of an administration which recognizes the value of what he is trying to do, he has another team that could contend for the national championship, he has a job that most coaches dream about.

If you ask Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly about the perks of the job in South Bend, he will no doubt have a long list.

And for the kid from Boston, who worked his way up the food chain from Division II to the MAC to the Big East to Notre Dame, it would seem to be dream job in a dream place.  The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.