Litke: Is Irish’s Kelly rent-a-coach?
Coaches bailing out on their teams is nothing new. Neither is saying one thing and doing the opposite. It’s practically an occupational hazard.
In the past few weeks, more than a half-dozen pulled that surprise on their teams between the end of the regular season and before the bowl game that was supposed to be their reward. In other sports, a few have departed right after winning a championship. Even so, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly may have taken insincerity to a new level.
Kelly apparently sat for an interview Tuesday with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. That was roughly a year after Notre Dame signed him to a two-year extension and promised to begin discussing a raise and yet another extension. And just four days after Kelly called his “the best job in the country” and added, “Leaving is not an option. I don’t even think about it.”
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