Brian Kelly Will Remain At Notre Dame

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Everyone can relax now. Brian Kelly will remain the Head Football Coach at Notre Dame.

We may never know what actually transpired in the last few days between Brian Kelly, The Philadelphia Eagles, Jack Swarbrick and the University of Notre Dame but I am personally very happy that BK is staying in South Bend. Now let's get back to wrapping up this top flight recruiting class and figuring out how to win that BCS National Championship in the next few years!

Kudos to Kelly for making the decision to return, and an added hat tip to Jack Swarbrick. I am sure that Savvy Jack did what he needed to do in order to get this resolved quickly. Let's hope that BK got what he needed in the course of this "negotiation" to further strengthen the program.

From Coach Kelly

"This week, I had an incredible opportunity to speak with one of the premier organizations in sports about becoming their head coach."

"Like every kid who has ever put on a pair of football cleats, I have had thoughts about being a part of the NFL. However, after much reflection and conversation with those closest to me, I have decided to remain at Notre Dame."

"This decision was motivated purely by my love for Notre Dame and the entire Fighting Irish community, the young men I have the great fortune to coach, and my desire to continue to build the best football program in the country."

"We still have a lot of work to do and my staff and I are excited about the challenges ahead."

From Jack Swarbrick

"I was always confident that Brian would continue to lead our football program, I am very happy to have that confirmed and share Brian's excitement about what lies ahead for our program."

"I appreciate the Eagles reaching out to request permission to speak with Brian, and I also appreciate Brian keeping me fully informed throughout this process. We all look forward to what's ahead for Notre Dame football."

*UPDATE: Swarbrick divulges some more info to CBS Sports. Hat tip to Stempke for the link.

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