Brian Kelly situation taking interesting twists--like none

This is the most bizarre story I've covered in 37 years.

Here are the facts as of late Friday afternoon.

Brian Kelly interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday. Kelly is one of at least 10 candidates to replace Andy Reid in Philadelphia. No one knows a timetable for the Eagles decision.

He recently hired former Bears player Trace Armstrong as his agent--which apparently was a big surprise to a lot of people involved with this story.

Kelly has been on vacation. He's not out of the country as other reports have indicated. It's believed Kelly is back in South Bend or will be shortly.

There has been no comment from Irish Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick concerning his head coach and no word from Kelly concerning his future. In fact, many of those people closest to Kelly have heard very little from the Irish coach--and what they've heard, has given them no indication of what the future holds.

The Irish coaching staff is trying to hold together one of the top recruiting classes in the nation but recruits are starting to ask questions---some of which the assistants can't answer like-- who is going to be the head coach?

There is less than a month away from national signing day. Five early enrollees are set to begin classes early next week. The 6th, Alex Anzalone, announced Thursday he was going to enroll early at Florida instead.

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