Notre Dame football: Supporting cast pivotal for Kelly

SOUTH BEND — Now that the search is over, the real fun begins.

Who will soon-to-be-anointed Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly surround himself with?

“That’s every bit as important as the head coach hire, when it comes to recruiting,” CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said. “That’s one of the reasons Tyrone Willingham didn’t work out here. His assistant coaches weren’t ready for the step up.”