shafnutz05 wrote:That's hardly the first incident there that's been pretty swiftly swept under the rug in the last several years. I think of Declan Sullivan, the poor kid that was asked to go up in a camera tower in the middle of a windstorm with 60 mph gusts and fell to a horrific death. Absolutely unbelievable, considering Kelly is the one that ordered him up there, that Kelly wasn't immediately fired.
Kelly's lucky he didn't get charged with manslaughter, let alone fired. What he did with Sullivan was reckless and negligent.
I started following college football in 1986 when I was about 11 years old, and when I first understood ND, I wasn't much of a fan. Over time, I grew to respect them and actually have taken a liking to them, in part because my dad is a fan and we had an absolutely terrific time during our only trip there in 1999 (still want to go back). If you're any sort of college football fan, it's really something to see if you've never been there.
But stories like that in the WP and also the Declan Sullivan thing just make it very hard to want to see that program succeed. I cannot stand Kelly to begin with - good coach, but the over-the-top theatrics on the sideline, the red-faced screaming at his players...it's just too much.
And while I know stuff gets covered up at every program, this kind of stuff just makes me cringe.