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                 === Notre Dame extends Kelly through 2017 ===
 
 South  Bend,  IN (Sports Network)  - Notre Dame  and head football coach Brian
 Kelly have agreed to a contract extension through the 2017 season.
 
 The  announcement came  in the press conference following the Fighting Irish's
 season-opening win over Temple.
 
 "I  just  wanted to take a  minute...to say how thrilled  we are that on a day
 where  our head  football coach becomes one of the youngest coaches in history
 to  achieve  the 200  win milestone,  that we  can also  announce that we have
 entered  into a new agreement that ensures that Brian will continue to provide
 the leadership that has fundamentally changed this program, restored it, given
 it  the  foundation that it needs  for continued success in the future," Notre
 Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said.
 
 In  his  first three seasons  at the helm,  Kelly has led  the Irish to a 28-6
 record,  including  a perfect  12-0 regular  season last year  that ended in a
 blowout loss to Alabama in the BCS national title game.
 
 
 08/31 22:17:58 ET