Found January 11, 2013 on Football Nation:
Shortly after the horrific performance in the BCS National Championship from The Notre Dame Fightin' Irish against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly started to see interest from The NFL level.Despite losing the game 42-14, Brian Kelly led his team to a 12-0 regular season and an appearance in the BCS National Championship.The 51 year old Kelly has climbed the totem pole starting out at the Division II Grand Valley State to Central Michigan to Cincinnati, to Notre Dame. Kelly has been in South Bend since 2010 and has obtained a 28-11 record.Kelly after the game claimed that leaving Notre Dame "is not an option. I don't even think about it."If Brian Kelly were to leave the college football ranks and make a run to the NFL, these are the top 5 candidates for the job.
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