Coach Kelly is coming back

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame announced on Saturday that head football coach Brian Kelly plans to return for the 2013 season with the Irish.

“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," said Kelly.

Kelly interviewed with the Eagles after the BCS National Championship game in Miami.

 “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," said Kelly.

Kelly lead Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season this year and is now 28-11 in his three seasons at Notre Dame, but he said there's still work to be done.

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





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