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Kelly, Notre Dame agree to new deal

Brian Kelly, fresh off a title game appearance, has his deal extended. (USATSI)
Brian Kelly, fresh off a title game appearance, has his deal extended. (USATSI)

After leading Notre Dame to the BCS title game in his third season in South Bend, Brian Kelly and the school have agreed to a new sweetened contract that will take him through the 2017 season, a source told CBSSports.com on Saturday. The deal had been in the works since January.

Before Kelly's arrival, the Irish hadn't finished in the top 10 since 2005.

The 51-year-old Kelly is 28-11 in his three seasons at the school. Before coming to Notre Dame, Kelly was 34-6 at Cincinnati. He also won two Division II national titles at Grand Valley State.


Bruce Feldman is a senior writer for CBSSports.com and college football commentator for CBS Sports Network. He is a New York Times Bestselling author, who has written books including Swing Your Sword, Meat Market and Cane Mutiny. Prior to joining CBS, Feldman spent 17 years at ESPN.
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