The Notre Dame coach, who interviewed with the NFL's Eagles during the off-season, signed a five-year contract extension with the school last Saturday
Could you have won that game against Alabama last season?
BRIAN KELLY: I think the circumstances needed to be a little bit different. If we had a playoff format, maybe [playing Bama] the week after the USC game, that would have been a better situation for us. But look, could have, would have, should have. Alabama won the game.
Who will you miss more from last year's team, quarterback Everett Golson or linebacker Manti Te'o?
BK: I always lean toward leadership. Manti Te'o is one of the best leaders and best teammates I've ever coached. You don't replace that kind of player.
When will Golson be able to reenroll at Notre Dame after being suspended for academic misconduct?
BK: Not until January.
What do you want to see from him before he returns?