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Saturday, January 12, 2013
Brian Kelly not coming to Eagles

By ESPN.com staff

Brian Kelly is staying with Notre Dame.

Kelly met with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, and there was mutual interest after the interview, according to league sources.

CBSSports.com reported Wednesday that the Chicago Bears also were interested in Kelly. But sources refuted that report to ESPNChicago.com.

"This week, I had an incredible opportunity to speak with one of the premier organizations in sports about becoming their head coach," Kelly said in a statement released through the school.

"Like every kid who has ever put on a pair of football cleats, I have had thoughts about being a part of the NFL. However, after much reflection and conversation with those closest to me, I have decided to remain at Notre Dame."