Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly is reportedly exploring his options.
Notre Dame finished the regular season at 4-8, and it looks like head coach Brian Kelly could be starting to look around.
Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports reported that Kelly is exploring his coaching options “outside” of Notre Dame. Here’s more:
“However, sources told Yahoo Sports that Kelly’s curiosity regarding other jobs was not spurred by the NCAA sanctions and predates that development. Although Kelly has come under fire from some Notre Dame fans this year, athletic director Jack Swarbrick has consistently stated that Kelly’s job is safe.”
Earlier in the day, following his team’s loss to USC, Kelly was asked whether or not he wanted to return as Notre Dame’s head coach next season.
Does Brian Kelly want to be back at Notre Dame next season. "Oh yeah. Absolutely."
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 27, 2016
Kelly has been thought to be on the hot seat throughout the season, but at this moment it is unclear what his future truly holds.
Kelly’s seven-year record at Notre Dame is 59-31, which includes a 12-1 season in 2012 and a 10-win season during the 2015 campaign.