Notre Dame's Kelly open to playing UT

If Texas had lost to Nebraska in the Big 12 title game, Brian Kelly told ESPNChicago.com that he might not be the new coach at Notre Dame.

But UT won, Kelly took the job with the Irish, and now he has his eye on the Longhorns as a possible future opponent.

"When you look at the teams that carry the same mission [as Notre Dame], Texas does that obviously," he told ESPNChicago.com. "Those kinds of schools really are attractive to me.

"[Athletic director] Jack Swarbrick and I will sit down and look at our schedule as we move forward. I want to be around the best, because we're asked to be the best. And that's the kind of schedule I want."