I am in South Bend this week working on a story for ESPN The Magazine, and had a chance to spend some time with new Notre Dame Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly.
The new Notre Dame coach breathed a big sigh of relief when word broke that the Texas Longhorns were not going to the Pac-10 -- and, as a result, this conference expansion talk morphed into conference reshaping.
If you're a ND fan, or a college football fan in general, this is a pretty interesting read in terms of what Kelly says about it, how closely he was following it, etc. You'd tend to think these guys are removed from the media side of it, but no. Dive in -- if you're an ESPN Insider.