Could the man who returned Notre Dame football to national prominence be heading to the NFL?
ESPN, citing anonymous sources, is reporting that Brian Kelly has interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles about their vacant coaching job. And, ESPN says, both sides are interested.
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.
Kelly, in his third season at Notre Dame, led the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 regular season and a spot in the BCS national championship game, where they were routed by Alabama, 42-14. The Irish have not won a national championship since 1988, when Lou Holtz was their coach. They have lost at least three games in every season since 1993.
Philadelphia is looking for a replacement for coach Andy Reid, who was fired after a 4-12 season.