Notre Dame coach is defends 'joke' saying team should be executed

Notre Dame coach is defends 'joke' saying team should be executed
Notre Dame coach is defends 'joke' saying team should be executed
Notre Dame coach defends 'joke' where he said football team should be executed in flippant comment after near-upset against Florida State Brian Kelly told reporters: 'I'm in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight,' Sunday night  The Fighting Irish coach made his comments after his team defeated Florida State 41-38 in overtime Kelly said he was joking, and compared his remarks to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay  During the Buccaneers' first season in 1976, McKay was asked about his team's execution after his team went 0-14, to which McKay replied: 'I'm in favor of it.' Kelly's comments garnered mixed reactions on social media, with a majority of fans questioning his words, while others came to his defense

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly defended making a flippant comment about executing his entire team because of challenges they faced in near-upset against Florida State on Sunday.  

When ABC's Katie George asked the Fighting Irish coach what he thought about Florida State's unforeseen comeback, Kelly replied: 'I'm in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight. We just didn't execute very well.' 

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Kelly said he was joking, and compared his remarks to former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach John McKay following Sunday's 41-38 overtime win against Florida State.

When ABC's Katie George (right) asked Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly (left) what he thought about Florida State's unforeseen comeback, Kelly replied, 'I'm in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight. We just didn't execute very well.'

When ABC's Katie George (right) asked Notre Dame

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