Players say Kelly reassured them

Updated: December 5, 2009, 5:47 PM ET
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com

PITTSBURGH -- Cincinnati coach Brian Kelly refused to answer any questions about his possible interest in the Notre Dame coaching vacancy after his team beat Pittsburgh 45-44 Saturday afternoon.

But two Bearcats players said Kelly told the team on Thursday that he wouldn't leave Cincinnati.

"He said, 'It's not an issue; I'm not going there,' " safety Aaron Webster said. "He said, 'I love Cincinnati, and I'm staying here.' "

When asked by an ESPN.com reporter after the ...

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