Gould Headshot squareWhen Notre Dame hired Brian Kelly in 2010, I thought he was the perfect choice. He was an excellent football coach. He had the right surname. And he had the right public-relations style for the job.

What I didn’t know then was. . . he’s pugnacious. He IS Fighting Irish.

And guess what? That could be the right formula for ND to make the most of a salvage effort for the remaining five games of this season. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.