Kelly won't take Cincinnati assistants before Sugar Bowl

New Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly is talking to his former Cincinnati assistants Tuesday to see which ones will want to follow him to South Bend.

But Kelly told the Cincinnati Enquirer's Bill Koch that he won't take any assistants with him until after the Bearcats play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

He hasn't said which assistants he's interested in bringing with him, but it's not too hard to figure out. Jeff Quinn, his longtime offensive coordinator/offensive line coach who is now the Bearcats' interim head coach, will almost certainly continue his roles under Kelly unless he gets the full-time Cincinnati job. It seems highly likely that defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, quarterbacks coach Greg Forest, receivers coach Charley Molnar and defensive line coach Mike Elston will be asked to come to South Bend.

Kelly told the Enquirer he would also like to schedule a series between Notre Dame and Cincinnati.