Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly Emerges As Coach Of Interest In Bucs’ Search

Posted: January 2, 2019 in #BringYour"A"GameSportsTalk!, #ChicagoSportsAndMore, #Football, entertainment, news, NFL Football, Sports
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Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has emerged as a coach of interest to the Buccaneers in their search to replace Dirk Koetter, 670 The Score has learned.

The Buccaneers fired Koetter on Monday after he went 19-29 in three seasons and enlisted the search firm Korn-Ferry to help identify the next coach, who also could be given control of the 53-man roster. In a statement released about the firing, Buccaneers owner/co-chairman Joel Glazer said the search will be conducted by general manager Jason Licht. The firm has experience assisting coaching searches with the Texans, Falcons, Chiefs, Seahawks and Jaguars. Kelly’s name surfaced in the past 48 hours after the search firm became more involved in the process.

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Kelly flirted with the Eagles after the 2012 season, interviewing with the team, and sources say he remains intrigued by the idea of coaching in the NFL. Notre Dame’s lopsided 30-3 loss to Clemson in last the College Football Playoff national semifinal Saturday reignited the debate over how close the program is to its first national title since 1988. Kelly’s level of interest remains unclear after he was made aware of the possibility the Bucs could pursue him, according to league sources. Contacted Wednesday morning about the situation, a Notre Dame spokesman has yet to respond.

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