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Brian Kelly will pass on NFL, stay at Notre Dame

“The Philadelphia Eagles have been spurned by a high-profile college coach once again.

Notre Dame announced Saturday via Twitter that Brian Kelly will be staying at the school. CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman reported shortly before the announcement that Kelly would not be going anywhere.

“Like every kid who has ever put on a pair of football cleats, I have had thoughts about being a part of the NFL,” Kelly said via the Chicago Sun-Times. “This decision 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 becomes the latest college coach to use an NFL team’s interest to their own advantage. Penn State’s Bill O’Brien and Oregon’s Chip Kelly leveraged interviews with NFL teams to earn more money at their current school. (Not that we blame them.)”