Brian Kelly recorded his 200th head coach win for Notre Dame on Saturday, and he was awarded with a five-year contract extension. Notre Dame defeated Temple on Saturday with a final score of 28-6.
Kelly will remain as the head coach of Notre Dame through 2017.
Speculation about Kelly’s contract was a big talking point throughout the off-season after Kelly met with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles after the Irish lost to Alabama in the Discover BCS National Championship.
After his meeting with the Eagles, the team began working on an extension for its head coach.
The new contract extension was announced on Saturday by Athletic director Jack Swarbrick. School officials announced that the deal was signed earlier in the week. While Kelly’s current deal was likely restructured, Notre Dame’s athletics department has not yet revealed details of the deal.
Speaking about the deal, Kelly and Swarbrick said the school and the coach hold a “shared vision” for the future of the Notre Dame football program.
According to Swarbrick:
“I think getting to where we are today, especially with last year, reflected a lot of that. This was more sort of long term — what we see the program like in three, four, five, six years.”
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