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Brian Kelly Says Coaching In The NFL "Doesn't Appeal To Me"

Brian Kelly speaks at a press conference.

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly addressed the NFL rumors yesterday.

Next year will be Brian Kelly's ninth season at Notre Dame. His team is coming off a 10-3 season and will be ranked in the top 25, potentially the top 15.

Almost every offseason, it seems there are rumors that Kelly will leave South Bend, either for another college job or for the NFL. He even reportedly interviewed for the Chicago Bears job.

However, Kelly was adamant yesterday that he is staying put and has no plans to desert the Fighting Irish.

Appearing on WSBT South Bend's Weekday Sportsbeat, Kelly says he has no desire to coach at the pro level and totally dismissed coaching at another school.

"I'm not going to coach at another college and the NFL doesn't appeal to me," Kelly said.

Without question, yesterday was a good day for Kelly. His 2018 recruiting class finished with a flourish, as the Irish landed multiple four-star prospects on signing day.

Notre Dame owns the No. 10 recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Now is the part of the post where we caution any Irish fans who are overly excited by these quotes. Of course, anything that any coaches say must be taken with a grain of salt.

Kelly isn't going to come out and say he is interested in other jobs, and he still could eventually leave. For now though, Notre Dame has him in the fold and a potentially big season on the horizon.

Notre Dame will begin its 2018 season at home against Michigan on September 1.