Rick Stroud spoke with sources close to the Buccaneers’ head-coaching search who indicated that Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly is not a candidate for the job, despite the earlier report.
According to Stroud, it’s possible that the search firm Korn-Ferry is determining interest from possible head-coaching candidates or Kelly’s agent may be attempting to create some leverage for his client. However, Stroud says that the Buccaneers do not appear to be focused on Kelly.
David Haugh of 670 The Score reports that Notre Dame HC Brian Kelly has emerged as a coach of interest for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, league sources have told Haugh that Kelly’s level of interest remains unclear at this time.
The list of interviews for the Buccaneers currently consists of:
Kelly, 57, began his coaching career at Assumption back in 1983. He spent a number of years at Grand Valley State before head-coaching stints at Central Michigan and Cincinnati.
Notre Dame hired Kelly as their head coach in 2010.
During his nine seasons at Notre Dame, Kelly’s teams have produced a record of 81-35 (69.8 percent), which includes six Bowl appearances.