Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley, left, stands behind safeties coach Bob Elliott during practice, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Miami Dolphins' training facility in Davie, Fla. Notre Dame is scheduled to play Alabama on Monday, Jan. 7, in the BCS national championship NCAA college football game. Farley was a soccer player before transitioning to football, first as a wide receiver and now a starting safety for No. 1 Notre Dame. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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News that coach Brian Kelly had interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles one day after the Irish were thoroughly beaten 42-14 by Alabama in the BCS title game caught just about everyone by surprise.