Brian Kelly Has Apparently Had Enough DeShone Kizer Questions


The noted American poet laureate Anthony Kiedis once rhetorically asked “how come everybody want to keep it like the Kaiser?!” in the 1991 Red Hot Chili Peppers hit, “Give it Away.” Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly essentially implied how come everybody want to ask about the Kizer in his response on a media teleconference Sunday afternoon.

Former Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer, who left school early to declare for the NFL Draft last season, was a second round pick by the Cleveland Browns. It was recently announced that Kizer won the Browns QB1 job, so he’ll open up under center against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers a week from today.


Kelly did a media call today to recap yesterday’s 49-16 domination of Temple and to preview next week’s high profile clash at home versus #15 Georgia. An off topic query came in from a media member who covers the Browns.

“I know this isn’t about the game, but I cover the Browns in Cleveland. I was wondering your feeling on DeShone Kizer winning a starting job, your thoughts about him, maybe he should have stayed another year?” Kelly was asked. 

“Well, I mean, probably the 700th time that I’ve responded to this question,” Kelly replied indicating that he’s certainly had more than his fill of discussing this topic. He then went on to extol the virtues of and show support for Kizer, but he maintains his position that DeShone Kizer should have returned to South Bend for at least one more season.

“What I said was that he was the best quarterback in the draft, and he had the biggest upside, but would benefit from staying at Notre Dame. Once that decision was made, we were all for DeShone seeking out what his dream was: to play in the NFL. That’s what he’s done.”

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“In a very short period of time he’s gotten himself into a great position to be the starting quarterback. We’re thrilled for DeShone. We’re big fans. Hopefully he’s surrounded with guys that can get Cleveland back into championship caliber.”

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC and Chicago, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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