Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly received a two year contract extension through 2016. Let's take a look at the Fighting Irish over the last two years of head football coach Kelly's tenure.
At the end of this season, Notre Dame was 8-5 (bowl loss to Florida State). Notre Dame played against a strength of schedule (SOS) equal to 47.00 - which is significantly more difficult than the average NCAA FBS team. Notre Dame finished the season with the #51 ranked team, the #50 ranked defense and the #46 ranked offense.
In 2010, Notre Dame also finished 8-5 against a SOS 44.16 (again much more difficult than on average) and finished the season ranked #46 with the #45 most productive offense and the #40 most productive defense.