Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly announced on Tuesday that in the 2014 season, he will be the primary play-caller for the team, following the departure of offensive coordinator Chuck Martin, who has gone on to take over the head coaching duties at Miami (OH).
Kelly made the announcement on Bill King’s Sirius XM radio show.
When asked why he made that decision, he did indeed note the fact that QB Everett Golson will be returning from his season-long suspension, and that he wants to be more involved in the offense.
This is nothing new for Kelly and the team. The Irish coach was the play-caller for his first two seasons at the helm in South Bend and had only recently turned those duties over to Martin for the past two years.
It’s a good move in the sense that no one knows Golson, nor what he’s capable of, more than Kelly. It’ll also help make Golson’s transition back into the game a little easier taking orders from Kelly, rather than having to adjust to a new coach.