people said the same thing about harbaugh last year.
many wanted to go the safer route and get someone with NFL experience...preferably a DC or an OC with or without HC experience, well more without because we don't want any retreads.
we just can't afford to take a risk on a college coach. which would we have rather had? a risky gamble in some college coach from the sucky PAC 10? or the more tried and proven route of promoting a proven and successful DC or OC from the NFL ranks? which would we have rather had jim harbaugh or ron rivera? (not that we had a shot at harbaugh)
many also felt we can't afford to take a chance on a running QB that comes from a spread offense.
If we hire Kelly I really might eat my words - and I'm OK with that. I'd welcome it actually.
My thought is last time was the time to take a risk on a coach, not this time. The problem with the gamble is the higher potential to utterly fail, which I don't think our franchise is ready to absorb. When we were hiring Rivera we had one REALLY bad season with obvious blame and a lot of years of "almost". Now we've had a 2nd REALLY bad year in 3 seasons and the organization is a lot more "down" than they were. Different circumstances.
I see the potential for Kelly to be a genius in any system but where's the evidence that he will? (genuine question - a lot of people know a lot more about college ball than I do).
Like I said if we pick him he'll have my full support and I'm certainly not going to be whining about it. I'm just not sure it's the right move.