Kelly to be new Irish coach

Updated: December 11, 2009, 11:04 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

CINCINNATI -- Notre Dame has settled on Brian Kelly as the man who can restore its faded glory, just as he turned Cincinnati into a national title contender.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen first reported Kelly would take over in South Bend.

Just 10 days after Charlie Weis was fired, it's up to Kelly to revive the fortunes of a team that just completed the worst decade of football in the history of the storied program with a 70-52 record and three losing seasons.

Kelly got a five-year ...

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