Football: Stability Leads to Success

Todd Burlage | Sept. 18, 2013 | Notre Dame Football

Coach Tony AlfordCoach Tony Alford has been a constant reliable presence for Coach Brian Kelly and his predecessor, Charlie Weis.

The attrition and turnover rate among college coaches was even greater between the 2011 and 2012 campaigns when just 15 schools kept their entire staff intact. Minnesota and Northwestern are the only two programs in the country this year to have kept the same coaching staff together since the start of the 2011 season. And continuity breeds content.

Notre Dame assistant Tony Alford, Kelly's lone holdover from Charlie Weis' staff in 2009, said the comfort level between Irish staff members is unmistakable in the meeting room, on the practice field, and especially during game days. 


 by Daily Domer Staff

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