Brian Kelly's press conference Friday afternoon did give up a few points of interest:
One: He's Not Saying Anything About Coaches Yet. That includes keeping anyone from the current staff or taking anyone with him from Cincinnati. Another person of interest has been his defensive coordinator at Grand Valley State, Chuck Martin, who is the current head coach at GVSU and has told several sources he'd take the DC position if offered. No news from Kelly on this front today, though.
Two: He's Never Been To A Game In The Fall There: If this is an authenticity test for you, he fails on this count. He does have a very good excuse, though, since he's been a head football coach for 19 years, and has been sort of busy the whole time.
Three: He Didn't Want To Talk About Cincy. Not at all, dismissing any questions about the matter with "Transition is very difficult, and those situations are extremely emotional." Kelly handled the whole thing as well as he could, i think, and that's fighting my natural inclination to hurl piles of invective before thinking. Leaving a job is awkward no matter how it happens, especially when you're dealing with something as touchy as contract negotiations for million dollars.
Four: His Daughter's Name Is Grace. Grace Kelly. As in the movie star.
Five: He Did Guarantee One Win. The spring game, which Kelly gamely promised a victory in for the reporters. Everything else, he said, is TBD. Overall, he was enthusiastic, seemed happy to be there, looked eager, and was in a short span of time everything Charlie Weis was not. Oh, and he's been a head coach before, which gives him a two stroke lead over his predecessor already. And it's just day one!