After being spurned by Oregon head guy Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly set their sights on one more wildly successful college soccer coach—Notre Dame"s Brian Kelly.

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UPDATE: Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 9:45 p.m. ET by Richard Langford 

Good news for Notre Dame fans hoping that Kelly sticks around for a if longer. If Sports Illustrated"s Pete Thamel"s below tweet is accurate, Kelly"s talks through the Eagles may be no much more than a kind of a negotiation. 

A Notre Dame resource tells me the the expected result of Kelly"s NFL flirtation is a raise and an extension.

— Pete Thamel(
SIPeteThamel) January 10, 2013

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Jay Glazer that FOX Sports damaged the story Wednesday evening through this tweet:

Eagles have legitimate attention in Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly. Kelly best now however is out of the country

— Jay Glazer (
JayGlazer) January 10, 2013

According come Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the 2 sides met top top Tuesday:

The #Eagles interviewed #NotreDame coach Brian Kelly top top Tuesday. That"s a wildcard.

— Ian Rapoport (
RapSheet) January 10, 2013

The 2 sides will resume talks once he returns to the claims this weekend (h/t ESPN.com)

Since acquisition over in ~ Cincinnati in the 2006 worldwide Bowl—his an initial career power-conference job—Kelly has actually amassed a 62-17 record over the course of 6 seasons. That includes two 12-0 constant seasons, one at Cincinnati in 2009 and one with the Fighting ireland this previous year.


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When prompted around moving come the NFL, Kelly called Notre Dame his dream job and said, "Leaving is not an option." He did, however, leaving the door rather open, continuing to say, "For me to say I’ll never coach in the NFL—I have no idea...It"s all about timing."

Philadelphia is trying to find a brand-new boss after ~ its worst season because 1998. Regardless of high expectations, the Eagles went 4-12 and also it cost Andy Reid, the longest-tenured coach in the league, his position.

Earlier in the day, Philadelphia booked an interview with previous Bears coach Lovie smith (h/t ESPN.com), and the Eagles have additionally been connected to names prefer Mike McCoy, Bruce Arians, Jay Gruden and Gus Bradley.

The Eagles are plainly doing your due diligence on all easily accessible candidates, however Kelly pole out as a an especially intriguing choice. In three years at Notre Dame, he"s gone 28-11 v a team that was 16-21 in the 3 years prior.

The capability to create that kind of rapid turnaround is precisely what the fallen-from-grace Eagles are looking for.

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