Notre Dame Athletic Director not surprised by Kelly’s departure

UPDATE (December 1, 2021):

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick is not among those surprised by Brian Kelly’s decision to head to LSU. Kelly yesterday officially told his team that he’s leaving.

Swarbrick says he picked up on a couple of comments from Kelly throughout the years that he took to mean Kelly may be looking for a new opportunity.

Swarbrick says Notre Dame will now have to find a new coach, but he’s not in a rush and says this search will be much different from the search that brought Kelly to the school back in 2009.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – We should know for sure sometime this morning.

There are a number of reports that say Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly is leaving to become the new football coach at LSU.

A copy of a message from Kelly to the team from yesterday confirms that he is leaving, and says he will speak to players about his decision this morning. Kelly became Notre Dame’s winningest coach earlier this season.

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