In one of the more surprising rumors, according to ProFootballTalk current Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly could be headed to the Detroit Lions in 2013. That is of course, if current Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has another sub-par season with the Lions.
As the theory goes, if the Lions don’t turn it around this year, Schwartz will be out and the Lions will pursue Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.
Again, Schwartz would need to have another poor season with the Lions for this to have any chance of happening but it actually makes some sense.
Remember, Kelly spent 20 years in Michigan coaching at both Grand Valley State and Central Michigan. With all that time, would be hard to imagine Kelly being opposed to coming back to the state to take over the Lions.