According to reports, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has chosen to remain in South Bend.

The move was later confirmed by the university.

Kelly had previously interviewed with the Eagles last week after his National Championship loss before vacationing out of the country.

Kelly becomes the third college coach to reject the Eagles overtures and remain at their university. Penn State's Bill O'Brien, Oregon's Chip Kelly and Notre Dame's Brian Kelly will all be returning to their respective programs after interviewing with the Eagles.

Saturday, the Eagles interviewed Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Atlanta and he is now considered to be the front runner according to CSN Philly.

Following Kelly's decision, the Eagles put out this statement on their head coaching search.

"There is no question we spent a considerable amount of time and effort looking at who we thought were the best collegiate candidates for our head coaching job. We did so knowing that there was a remote chance that these coaches would leave their current posts. We understood that going into the process, but we wanted to leave no stone unturned while trying to find the best head coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. We have no regrets about the effort we made in that direction and we will continue to proceed as planned in our search."

--Pete Giordano

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