Coaching Search Profile: Brian Kelly – Central Michigan Head Coach

Who is Brian Kelly? He is the current head football coach at Central Michigan that appears to be a front runner for the same job at Iowa State and Michigan State. Kelly’s Chippewas defeated Buffalo 55-28 earlier today. Central Michigan will play the Ohio Bobcats for the MAC Championship next Thursday.

Would you be excited to have him as the next head coach of the Iowa State Cyclones? Do you need to know more about him? We have you covered.


Brian Kelly
Age: 45
Hometown: Chelsea, Mass.
College: LB at Assumption College

2006 Record: 8-4 (7-1) MAC
Offense: Total Offense: 372.09 (38) Pass Offense: 238.27 (25) Rush Offense: 133.82 (61) Scoring Offense: 27.18 (39)
Defense: Total Defense: 353.55 (75) Pass Defense: 271.27 (84) Rush Defense: 136.27 (61) Scoring Defense: 23.64 (67)

Central Michigan records – 2004 (4-7), 2005 (6-5), 2006 (8-4) Overall record: (18-16)

Grand Valley State Overall record – (118-35-2) in 13 seasons
2002 Division II National Champions (14-0)
2003 Division II National Champions (14-1)
Had a 32 game winning streak in the final three seasons

Positives: Won two national championships, a rising star in the coaching ranks, runs a spread offense, has a good history developing quarterbacks, may open up recruiting in Michigan and Wisconsin, has recruited well in Florida, ISU probably isn’t a stepping stone

Negatives: No WOW factor, can he put together a quality BCS coaching staff?, can he recruit against the big boys?, can he get the running game going, 75th ranked defense doesn’t inspire confidence

Link: Brian Kelly Bio

Video: Brian Kelly Presser

3 responses to “Coaching Search Profile: Brian Kelly – Central Michigan Head Coach”

  1. - <![CDATA[ Garrett Williams

    i dont like this guy…. i dont think he can recruit for the big 12… id love to see Larry Coker though

  2. - <![CDATA[ Kris Burak

    Come on! If you do not like Coach Kelly you must not like winning.

  3. - <![CDATA[ extrapolater

    I hear Tom Izzo is looking to get into football – why don’t you give him a call?

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