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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
DAN PATRICK: 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.
DP: 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.
DP: When will Golson be able to reenroll at Notre Dame after being suspended for academic misconduct?
BK: Not until January.
DP: What do you want to see from him before he returns?