Interesting that Harbaugh is out of it. So far we have Urban immediately declaring his lack of interest, rejecting the Golden Dome for the second time, Stoops having said no and rumored to be over the academic exemptions issue, and now some back and forth with Kelly. I am presuming that with Harbaugh that there was at least some back channel communication going on, so they're at best down to their fourth choice, and it's possible that Patterson was contacted as well. Randy Edsell seems like a decent guy, but I don't think he's the splashy hire Notre Dame needs to convince the world that they might one day be relevant, so yeah, it's a diversion and not a particularly good one. Kelly is tough minded enough to call their bluff. Really, both sides are bluffing poorly. Kelly throws out something about staying at UC and ND counters with Edsell? Come on. You're both horrible liars. Kelly has no intention of being in Clifton in 2010 and ND is not going to offer Edsell.