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Kelly says, "heart is with Notre Dame"


"As I got a chance to sit back and take a look at it, my heart's with Notre Dame and my heart has always driven my career," said Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly, just hours after he announced he'd be staying with the Irish.

Head Coach Brian Kelly announced Saturday he won't be leaving his job for the NFL.

This comes after reports earlier this week that Kelly interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles.

In a statement, Kelly said like every kid who has ever put on a pair of football cleats, he's had thoughts about being a part of the NFL.

But he said after discussing it with those close to him, he's decided to stay at Notre Dame.

Saturday was Kelly's first public appearance since Notre Dame lost the BCS title game against Alabama.

At the Walter Camp Awards dinner in Connecticut, accepting his coach of the year award, Kelly confirmed that he met with the Eagles this week, but he said his heart is truly with Notre Dame. 

"It's clear to me there's more work to do. And I'm excited about that work that's in front of us," says Kelly.

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