January 10, 2013 |
Just days after saying he has no intention of leaving, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly was in Philadelphia interviewing for the Eagles head coaching job. Kelly met with the Eagles on Tuesday, and they have agreed to meet again this weekend, according to ESPN.com . Kelly led the Fighting Irish to a 12-1 record in the season that just ended, the only blemish coming in their 42-14 loss to Alabama in the BCS title game. Kelly was asked about heading to the NFL on Saturday, and he said, "Leaving Notre Dame is not an option.
January 5, 2013 |
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Nick Saban and Brian Kelly dropped strong hints Saturday they would be coaching at Alabama and Notre Dame beyond Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game. It's understandable the men leading the top two college football teams into the sport's top game would be considered candidates for several NFL vacancies. Saban, seeking his third national title in six years at Alabama, had the more adamant denial. "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL," Saban said at Saturday's media day at Sun Life Stadium.
December 19, 2012 |
After two seasons as Notre Dame coach, Brian Kelly decided he wasn't spending enough time doing the best part of his job: coaching players. Kelly changed that in 2012, and he shuffled his staff. Then, with Kelly more in tune to his team and the assistants in sync with the head coach, Notre Dame went from unranked to top-ranked. For leading the Fighting Irish to the BCS championship game for the first time, Kelly was voted Associated Press coach of the year. TIMELINE: College football 2012-13 bowl schedule "When you're talking about the coach of the year, there's so many things that go into it," Kelly said.
August 4, 2012 |
Top 25 countdown. Today: No. 25, Notre Dame From yonder high it was written in December 2009 that Brian Kelly was "obviously the right choice" as Notre Dame football coach. It was also proclaimed: "Notre Dame, the 'it' program for so many years, finally hired a coach with the 'it' factor. " The unfurled scroll read, as trumpets blared, "Get ready for something different, Notre Dame, something new and bold and exciting. Get ready to win again. " South Bend turned the corner when it hired/heisted/pried Kelly from the Cincinnati Bearcats.
June 10, 2012 |
Dead last on the list of things Dayne Crist expected coming out of high school was walking through 2012 graduation ceremonies at Notre Dame as the starting quarterback for the Kansas Jayhawks. Craziness abounds in a world of ups, downs, caps and gowns. Crist turned a business degree tassel over in the shadow of Rockne last month as he mulled his sports management, postgraduate major at Rock Chalk. "It was kind of surreal, a little bit weird being out there," Crist said during a recent phone interview from his new football home in Lawrence, Kan. "More than anything, though, it gave me closure to that chapter in my life.
October 21, 2011 |
Reporting from South Bend, Ind. -- USC faces Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., on Saturday. The rivalry has a long history, and the Fighting Irish will be flashing a little something extra this time around – gold-flaked helmets, 80,000 'rally towels,' maybe a twist on the uniform. But, Coach Brian Kelly insists, it's not like they planned anything special. It's only a coincidence, Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly insists. Nothing special. No extra planning was involved.