The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are in the market for a new head coach for their football team after Brian Kelly decided to leave South Bend for the SEC, accepting a job offer from the LSU Tigers. This big void created by Kelly's departure is for the Fighting Irish to cover, and the school is reportedly eyeing an option from the NFL to be the next head coach of the storied football program, according to Elika Sadeghi.
Notre Dame has targeted Cardinals’ HC Kliff Kingsbury as one of the potential replacements for Brian Kelly, league sources tell ESPN. Kingsbury has one year remaining on his contract as there’s a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that’ll be a home run.
(That's another clever way to use the hilarious Castellanos meme, by the way).
Notre Dame isn't the only team being linked to Riley. The Oklahoma Sooners are rumored to have gotten a level of interest from Kingsbury, though the Arizona Cardinals head coach has already said that his focus is on the Cards. That said, he has not completely ruled out anything, so rumors will understandably continue to persist.
Kingsbury has extensive experience in the college ranks, having been part of coaching staffs of the Hoston Cougars, Texas A&M Aggies, and the Texas Tech Red Raiders before making a coaching career jump to the pros.