In the tidal wave that Brian Kelly leaves at Notre Dame upon him taking the LSU job we’ve heard from the first member of the Fighting Irish coaching staff in regards to the move.
Notre Dame special teams coordinator Brian Polian took to Twitter to share the following in the early hours of Tuesday morning:
As coaches, we enter this profession knowing that transition is inevitable. That is not the case for the players. My main concern is for the guys that have worked so hard to get our team to this point. They are the best part of this job ~ #NDFamily ☘️
— Brian Polian (@BrianPolian) November 30, 2021
For those that don’t know, Polian is a football-lifer. He’s the son of Bill Polian, the man responsible for building the Buffalo Bills dynasty and was GM of the Indianapolis Colts when they won Super Bowl XLI.
Brian has bounced around the college ranks for more than the last two decades and is certainly aware of how quickly life as a coach can change.
One day you’re plotting out recruiting trips while wondering about College Football Playoffs chances and the next you’re left wondering if you’ll have a job whenever a new head coach is officially hired.
Polian was also a member of Charlie Weis’s staff at Notre Dame from 2005-2009 before becoming an assistant for Jim Harbaugh at Stanford.