Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly’s ‘Execution’ Joke Doesn’t Go Over Well

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly’s “execution” joke didn’t kill it on Sunday.

The Fighting Irish soccer workforce squandered an 18-point lead within the fourth quarter in opposition to Florida State however still won, 41-38, in additional time. After the sport, Kelly was requested about his squad’s “ability to withstand” the Seminoles’ comeback.

 “I’m in favor of execution. Maybe our entire team needs to be executed after tonight,” Kelly quipped to ESPN’s Katie George on the ABC broadcast. “We just didn’t execute very well.”

The comment brought on a stir on social media and reporters later requested him about it.

“It’s an old John McKay quote,” Kelly defined, referring to the late University of Southern California and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach. “I was kidding. It was tongue-in-cheek. It wasn’t funny? … I was talking and making a joke about it. It was taken serious? Are you people crazy?”

“I was stealing one of his old quotes and being funny, because nobody likes to be funny anymore,” he added, according to ESPN. “If you want to take me to town on that, please do.”

McKay, whose Buccaneers workforce misplaced each sport throughout its inaugural 1976 season, was requested about his workforce’s execution.

“I’m in favor of it,” he cracked.

Here are a number of the extra noteworthy Twitter responses to Kelly’s up to date take from followers and pundits.