Found January 13, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
In what has become a common theme in the last month, Brian Kelly broke off his affair with the NFL just before things started getting hot and heavy. Notre Dame announced Saturday night that Kelly had spurned the Philadelphia Eagles' advances in favor of continuing to coach in the shadow of Touchdown Jesus. The Fighting Irish's head honcho joined Oregon's Chip Kelly and Penn State's Bill O'Brien in rebuffing the pros in the last few weeks. (Doug Marrone is a different story.) Less than a week after the Domers played for the national championship, ND athletics director Jack Swarbrick sounded pretty pleased about Kelly's decision: “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.” Privately, you have to wonder if Swarbrick is singing a different tune. Coaches batting their eyelashes at other jobs is nothing n...
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