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Notre Dame Football: Where Will Irish Turn If Brian Kelly Leaves for NFL?
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After leading Notre Dame to a BCS National Championship appearance, head coach Brian Kelly is exploring his options in the NFL.

According to a report by Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN, Kelly interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles for their head coaching position on Tuesday, and there seems to be interest on both sides. The two are also expected to meet again once Kelly returns from his trip outside of the country.

And just like that, the Irish could end up losing the head coach that has turned the program around and made it relevant on a national level once again. It is important to note that nothing has been signed yet, and nobody is quite sure just how serious Kelly is about leaving South Bend. However, the possibility is there, and everybody needs to be prepared for a Plan B if he does decide to jump ship.

So, where does Notre Dame turn if Kelly leaves?

Let's take a look at some of the candidates that the Irish could look at who would be able to continue the the type of success that Kelly has during his first three years with the program.

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