Chain Mail: What Comes First, Notre Dame To ACC Or Kelly's Retirement?
Turns out, Brian Kelly’s contract has been a non-issue for months.
The public just didn’t know about it until Saturday. Notre Dame sent a statement during its game against Duke that Kelly and the school agreed in December to a contract extension through the 2024 season.
The announcement was delayed until now due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the school said.
In the present, Notre Dame has the best conference win percentage in college football history, at 1.000. The Irish are 1-0 in their one-year sojourn into conference play in the ACC, which was arranged this summer when their original schedule took a hit with cancelations.
Will Kelly see through the end of that contract (if not beyond it), which would make him the longest-tenured coach in school history? Is Notre Dame a full-time ACC member by then? Which is more likely to happen first?
BlueandGold.com’s Patrick Engel and Lou Somogyi break it all down in Chain Mail, a new feature.
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