SOUTH BEND — Jack Swarbrick said he never felt leveraged and never felt Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly would actually leave ND this past week.
Kelly made it official early Saturday evening, via prepared statement land, ending his flirtation with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles and announcing his return to the Irish for a fourth season.
“This decision (to return) was motivated purely by my love for Notre Dame and the entire Fighting Irish community, the young men I have the great fortune to coach, and my desire to continue to build the best football program in the country,” Kelly said. “We still have a lot of work to do, and my staff and I are excited about the challenges ahead.”
The job Kelly walks back into may just have gotten a little harder. Maybe a lot harder.