After Notre Dame announces Brian Kelly's contact extension, the Irish rally for 27-13 victory over Duke

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame gave Brian Kelly a contract extension. No surprise. But the timing was unusual.The Irish on Saturday announced Kelly’s extension through 2024 after the first quarter of its season opener against Duke. (And what a bad first quarter it was — the Irish were outgained 151-7.)“These terms were agreed upon in December and we planned the subsequent announcement for the Blue-Gold game in April,” athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a release. “When the University transitioned to remote learning in March, we decided to wait to make this announcement until we were able …

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