The Brian Kelly novel: What a lousy last chapter for Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Hearts often can’t be conquered. Hearts backed with cold, hard capital are all but impregnable. Some part of Brian Kelly’s heart has always had it bad for Notre Dame.

Irish Catholic boy from Boston. Maybe he went to Sunday Mass praying for game-winning field goals.

Brian Kelly is leaving. It’s done and done. Time to box up the BK Era, mark it “South Bend’’ and hand-truck it up the U-Haul ramp.