Posted January 12, 2013

Report: Head coach Brian Kelly will remain at Notre Dame

NCAAF, NFL

After interviewing with the Philadelphia Eagles, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has decided to stay in South Bend, SI.com’s Pete Thamel is reporting.

Kelly began talking with the Eagles about replacing Andy Reid shortly after his Fighting Irish lost the BCS National Championship Game to Alabama on Monday. He earned coach of the year honors for the second time after leading Notre Dame to a 12-0 record.

In 22 years as a college head coach, Kelly has compiled a 199-67-2 record with Grand Valley State, Central Michigan, Cincinnati and Notre Dame. His resume includes two Division II national championships and two Big East titles.

CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman first reported the news.

Kelly and Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbick issued statements following the announcement, via ESPN.com’s Joe Schad and Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde.

Schad is also reporting that the school is working toward an extension and raise for Kelly.


4 comments
First Amendment Privledge
First Amendment Privledge

Money grab pure and simple.  Why sign contracts if neither party is going to honor it?  We have a guy at TCU, Coach Patterson who has done this for years.  How much money is enough money?  While there is alot of money in college football, paying head coaches 3 to 4 million dollars a year is out of control. 

m.guszak
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Kelly has just alienated a faction of Irish fans. Not very smart.

raylemire
raylemire

 @m.guszak He's also thrilled a few by staying. You can't blame anyone for listening. It's what they do AFTER they listen that matters.

m.guszak
m.guszak

 @raylemire I strongly disagree. This is Notre Dame, nout Southern Mississippi. Notre Dame is paying Kelly a lot to have the most storied job in college football. To "look" elsewhere entails that you are not loyal to the school that has been loyal to you. It also sends mixed messages to recruits that have committed four years of their lives to Notre Dame. It was very egotistical of Kelly to have done what he did and we will see if it cost him some recruits.