Mon Dec 07 11:02am EST
Sorry, King, but I think the Nippert Stadium News is directing its attention at its hotly sought coach after the Bearcats' improbable win to wrap up their second straight Big East title Saturday at Pitt. Four of the six BCS computer polls ranked Cincinnati ahead of Texas on Sunday, and were a second away Saturday night from taking the Longhorns' spot in Pasadena. (Although Brian Kelly sounded less interested in the fortunate end of UT's game-winning drive than its fortunate beginning when he quipped, "The kickoff specialist from Nebraska will not be getting a Christmas card from us.")
Surely Kelly is getting plenty of holiday overtures from Notre Dame by now, even if some of the more devoted on campus are turning to politics to come up with reasons not to hire him. Maybe the culture wars will grant your Christmas wish yet, Bearcats.