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Philadelphia Eagles Interview Notre Head Dame Coach Brian Kelly

Just days removed from a horrendous BCS National Championship loss, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has been interviewed by the Philadelphia Eagles to fill their head coach vacancy. Kelly and the Eagles appeared to have mutual interest according to ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen.

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports expressed the Eagles’ clear interest:

In 2012 Kelly led Notre Dame to a 12-1 record and were runner-ups in the BCS. He also coached linebacker Manti Te’o who had a remarkable 2012 season. He received 11 accolades including Heisman Trophy Runner-Up.

If Kelly decides to sign with the Eagles, he has the chance to draft Te’o and further develop him. Kelly showed great improvement throughout his time at Notre Dame by increasing their win total by 4 from the previous season. He also had success at Cincinnati, where he went 34-6, got them to two BCS bowls, and went 3-1 in bowl games.

While he has a strong college track record, Kelly has no NFL experience and would be the first Eagles head coach to be hired without NFL experience since Bert Bell in 1936. If he can take his success and transfer it into the NFL he would be great for the Eagles. Kelly coached a very tough hard-nosed defense and that is something the Eagles need. He is, however, a poor play-caller and will need a solid offensive coordinator to succeed in the NFL.

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