Reports: Nebraska receives permission to talk to Kelly
News Record Sports
Issue date: 11/28/07 Section: Sports
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According to bearcatlair.com and James Farmer of bearcatinsider.com, University of Nebraska officials have asked and been granted permission to speak with University of Cincinnati head football coach Brian Kelly about its head coaching vacancy.
A member of the UC Department of Athletics could neither confirm nor deny the reports when contacted.
Prior to UC's game vs. Syracuse Saturday, Nov. 24, Kelly would not address the speculation of him leaving for another job, telling Bill Kock of The Cincinnati Enquirer "Job speculation and all those things, we've got plenty of time to do that after this weekend." Those comments were published in the Nov. 20 edition of The Enquirer.
However, following UC's victory over Syracuse, the Department of Athletics sent out a release on Monday, Nov. 26, stating, "Director of Athletics Mike Thomas and head football coach Brian Kelly will not be commenting on any active football coaching searches or the status of Kelly's contract at the University of Cincinnati."
Kelly just finished his first season as head coach at UC posting a 9-3 regular season record, and is awaiting word on which bowl game they will play in.