The Brian Kelly Eagles rumors are starting to catch fire. Is it possible that the man who turned the Notre Dame program around could already be exiting? According to ESPN, the Philadelphia Eagles have interviewed Kelly for their coaching vacancy.
ESPN reports, "Kelly met with the Eagles on Tuesday, and there was mutual interest after the interview, according to league sources. Kelly left the country after meeting with the Eagles and could not be reached for comment."
The Eagles and Kelly have agreed to revisit talks when he returns this weekend, according to league sources.
It seems that Kelly is on the Chicago Bears lists of candidates as well. CBS Chicago reported Wednesday, Jan. 9 that the Chicago Bears also are interested in Kelly.
The curious thing about the Brian Kelly rumors is that he denied having any interest in an NFL coaching job this past Saturday by stating that leaving Notre Dame is "not an option. I don't even think about it."
"I think from my perspective I've got the best job in the country, NFL, college, high school, whatever," Kelly said Saturday. "I just look at the place that I'm at and thankful for the opportunity that I have."
One thing is for sure, if Kelly did make the jump to the NFL, it's well deserved.
Kelly payed his dues as a head coach, starting out with Division II Grand Valley State then moving on to Central Michigan, Cincinnati and now Notre Dame.
Let's not forget that he turned around every one of those programs.
Kelly has a 28-11 record in three seasons with the Fighting Irish.