The Audible: Will Notre Dame win national title in next 5 years?

Want to be beloved in South Bend, Brian Kelly? Lead the Fighting Irish to a national championship.

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Brian Kelly’s first four seasons at Notre Dame have brought four bowl game appearances, including a trip to the national championship.

For any new coach, that’s a successful beginning, but Kelly knows his job is to make the Fighting Irish a powerhouse program again.

The coach recently stopped by The Audible with Bruce Feldman and discussed how Notre Dame’s success in player development has raised the program’s expectations to a place where competing for national championships isn’t an unrealistic goal at the outset of any given year.

So how close are the Irish to actually breaking through and winning that title with Kelly?

Newsweek writer, and Notre Dame alum, John Walters joins The Audible to discuss whether Notre Dame will win a championship in the next five seasons, why UConn women’s hoops coach Geno Auriemma could absolutely take a men’s team to the Final Four (John has spent a lot of time around Geno) and a variety of media topics.

To listen to the conversation, click on the embedded player below.

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Ed Orgeron: USC is still ‘the best place in the world’ to play, coach.

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Les Miles on LSU, the SEC, his persona and famous quirks.