What is next for the Notre Dame football program?
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Notre Dame is preparing for a major shakeup as it prepares for a potential NCAA investigation over allegations that head coach Brian Kelly sexually harassed female players.
Sources told ESPN that the university will likely announce its decision on whether or not to admit the NCAA probe next week, and that the decision will depend on the outcome of the investigation.
The school’s investigation could affect how the team plays at home, as it will be facing the possibility of being kicked out of the conference for the second consecutive year.
In October, Notre Dame announced it was suspending Kelly for the remainder of the 2017 season.
Kelly was fired following a four-game suspension in March of 2016.
His dismissal was one of the most controversial decisions in NCAA history, with the NCAA finding that the coach was guilty of multiple infractions, including sexual harassment, while he was an assistant coach at Notre Dame.
Kelly’s dismissal also caused a rift between the school and its players.
In the days after his firing, many Notre Dame players began boycotting games against the Crimson Tide, which was then ranked No. 4 in the country.
The players also took to social media to protest the decision, with some players calling for Kelly’s firing.
Sources close to the school told ESPN’s Peter King that the school will likely decide whether to admit a probe of its coaching program sometime next week.
Notre Dame is preparing for a major shakeup as it prepares for a potential NCAA investigation over allegations that head…