Q-and-A: Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly

Do you like the way Notre Dame schedules?

“One of the best things about being independent is one weekend you can play in New York City and the next you are in L.A. You love that. But with that, you face challenges. The fan base wants to see a competitive schedule. We don’t play I-AA teams. It is difficult in these times, especially with all of the talk about expansion, scheduling is difficult if you aren’t in a conference. But I love it as a football coach. You are all over the place.”

Would you like to see Notre Dame in a conference?

“I’d like to stay the way we are. But it’s not going to be my decision. I love to keep doing what we are doing as an independent.”