Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
He didn't have to interrupt practice. He knew before he ever got up there that it was unsafe. He could have gone to Kelly prior to practice starting. But even if he didn't, he was up there an hour and based on his second Twitter message, he clearly was terrified by what was happening up there. I think at that point you gotta be smart enough to get down and get yourself out of harm's way. I'm sorry... I will do a lot of things to a meaningful job, but if I feel my life is at risk, I got to know when to say when.
You assume Kelly was accessible before practice. Coaching staffs employ grad assistants and a slew of other personnel to prepare the practice field so they can do other things. My guess is Kelly, like every other coach out there, arrives to the field a mere minute before the first whistle blows.
The kid might have had an open door to the video coordinator at ND. It's doubtful he had Kelly's ear given his place on the football staff totem pole.
Does the CEO of a company show up twenty minutes early to his meeting to interact with the co-op?