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Report: Brian Kelly's Job Safe After 2016 Season

Brian Kelly speaking at a press conference.

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Brian Kelly's job is safe after the 2016 season, according to a report from ESPN's Matt Fortuna.

Notre Dame is currently in the midst of one of its worst seasons in decades, but Fighting Irish fans hoping for a head coaching change won't be getting their wish. ESPN's Matt Fortuna is reporting that school AD Jack Swarbrick revealed to him that he has no plans of replacing Kelly. He said Kelly will be "leading the team" out of the tunnel on opening day in 2017.

Notre Dame is 2-5 on the season, with losses to Texas, Michigan State, Duke, NC State and Stanford. To make matters worse, Kelly has been criticized greatly by many in the media for how he's dividing up blame for the rough campaign.

Barring an impressive run, Notre Dame will miss out on bowl eligibility for the first time during the Kelly era. Kelly's record at Notre Dame currently stands at 57-28.