(SOUTH BEND, IN) - New Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly says he embraces the school's history of independence and is against the football program joining the Big Ten or any other conference.
Kelly made his comments at the annual Moose Krause Scholarship athlete dinner on Wednesday night.
The comments were in response to a report out of Kansas City saying Notre Dame and three other schools had been extended formal invitations from the Big Ten to join the conference.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delaney and several of the schools involved denied that formal advances had been made.
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