After over a week of anticipation, the South Bend Tribune is reporting that Brian Kelly will be named as Notre Dame’s next head football coach. Kelly will reportedly make his plans known to his players at Cincinnati’s football banquet tonight. Kelly had been rumored to be the front runner for the position since Monday with reports as early as Tuesday that a deal was imminent.
Earlier in the day today, the Cincinnati media was informed that their access to the Bearcat’s banquet would be restricted further fueling the speculation that Kelly would be headed to Notre Dame.
No further details are available at this point as to when an official announcement will be made, but the SBT’s Eric Hansen tweeted Thursday afternoon that “Casual Friday” was canceled at Notre Dame for tomorrow, suggesting that an announcement could be coming as early as tomorrow.
Stay tuned as more details become available and Welcome to Notre Dame Coach Kelly.