Lou Holtz says Brian Kelly ignored at least eight personal letters

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Quick — when was the last time you sat down, penned a letter, put it in a stamped envelope and dropped it in the mailbox?

It has to have been at least 10 years since I wrote a letter, and I’m guessing it’d be closer to 20. However, former Notre Dame head coach Lou Holtz comes from an era where letter-writing was much more the norm.

Holtz spoke last week at the “Win Without Losses” dinner in Birmingham, Alabama, and shared a story about how he wrote Brian Kelly at least eight letters during Kelly’s time at Notre Dame, but never received a response.

Holtz doesn’t seem overly upset about it but certainly didn’t sound thrilled, either. Personally the best part of this to me was how Holtz says he’d respond to mail from some of his naysayers during his coaching days. I think next time I get a less-than-positive e-mail at work I’m going to respond with something like that.

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For whatever its worth, my money is on Kelly never saw any of those letters.

That or I’m giving the man too much credit.


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