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Sept. 9, 2013 Issue

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temple game notes By Dan Murphy Notre Dame Extends Brian Kelly's Contract Through 2017 Brian Kelly's 200th career victory came with a bonus. Following the team's 28-6 win over Temple, Notre Dame officially announced the longawaited agreement that is designed to keep Kelly in South Bend for the next five years. Notre Dame does not release the details of its coaches' contracts, but Kelly said that the agreement was less about improving his perks after a 12-1 season and more about thinking about the future. He wanted his new deal to open up lines of communication between his program and the university as well as represent a commitment to moving the program forward. "We've all decided that by signing Red Zone EffIciency (Inside 20-Yard Line) No Poss. TD FG Score Notre Dame 21 01 Temple 31 02 For the second time in his four seasons at Notre Dame, head coach Brian Kelly had his contract extended — this time through the 2017 season. photo by bill panzica this contact we're all in it together. That's what I was looking for," he said. "We've all agreed, the principals within this contract, that we're all in it together, and the communication was the huge piece for me — that dialogue was open." Discussions about updating Kelly's contract with the Irish began even Notre Dame vs. Temple Quarter-By-Quarter Comparison Notre Dame 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Final Time of Possession7:277:017:459:40 14:28 17:25 31:53 3rd-Down Conversions 1-21-32-21-6 2-53-8 5-13 4th-Down Conversions 0-00-00-00-0 0-00-0 0-0 Average Field Position ND-15ND-26ND-19ND-42 ND-21ND-34 ND-27 Temple 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Final Time of Possession7:337:597:155:20 15:32 12:35 28:07 3rd-Down Conversions 1-42-32-41-4 3-73-8 6-15 4th-Down Conversions 0-00-00-10-1 0-00-2 0-2 Average Field Position TU-25TU-20TU-33TU-23 TU-22TU-27 TU-24

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