The Eagles are now interested in the ‘other Kelly.’ University of Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly.
League sources told ESPN that Brian Kelly interviewed with the Eagles regarding their head coaching void on Tuesday, and there was certainly interest on both sides following the meeting. Brian apparently left the country after the meeting, but has allegedly agreed to revisit talks with the Eagles when he returns.
Brian has been on the nation’s radar ever since he made an incredible 12-0 regular season run with Cincinnati University in 2009, before accepting the head coaching position with the almighty “Fighting Irish” at season’s end. And Brian has not slowed down one bit.
In just his third season with Notre Dame this year, Brian Kelly put together another undefeated, 12-0 campaign en route to the BCS National Championship Game.
Unfortunately for Brian and his Irish, the squad was absolutely trounced by the University of Alabama in a 42-14 romp this past Monday night.
Even though Brian was not originally expected to leave Notre Dame for any reason, he surprised us all once before by making the jump from Cincinnati before their bowl game even took place in ’09.
There is no doubt that Brian Kelly’s loyalty was in question after his quick departure from Cincinnati, considering he had assured his team and the media that he would remain with the squad just days earlier. So it would not surprise me one bit to see Kelly pounce on the opportunity to coach in the NFL.
I’m sure the Eagles will have no worries about Brian leaving their program for a better opportunity in the future, because there is no higher rank to be promoted to in head coaching than the NFL ranks.
If the Eagles can convince Brian Kelly to flee Notre Dame to become their next head coach, they should end their search immediately, and begin drawing up a hearty contract.
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