“Inside Look presented by Cadillac,” hosted by Comcast SportsNet’s Pat Boyle & featuring Brian Kelly to debut Monday, March 3 at 9:30 PM
CSNChicago.com to provide additional web-exclusive coverage of ‘Inside Look,’ including extended video clips
Chicago, IL (February 28, 2014) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox, continues to delve into the lives of some of the biggest names in Chicago sports with its candid, monthly, one-on-one interview series Inside Look presented by Cadillac.
Debuting Monday, March 3 at 9:30 PM CT, Comcast SportsNet’s Pat Boyle hosts an exclusive one-on-one interview with Notre Dame Football Head Coach BRIAN KELLY. Kelly, who was hired by ND in December 2009 and currently owns a 37-15 over four seasons in South Bend, including a BCS National Championship appearance for the 2012 season, delivers a candid discussion as he opens up about the tragic 2010 suicide of St. Mary’s College student Lizzy Seeberg that was linked to an alleged sexual battery assault involving former ND linebacker Prince Shembo. In addition, Kelly talks about what it’s like coaching at college football’s most-hailed institution, his thoughts on the 2012 girlfriend hoax on his former star player Manti Te’o, his wife Paqui’s bout with breast cancer on two occasions, and much more.
In addition, viewers are urged to check out Comcast SportsNet’s website, CSNChicago.com, for additional interview content never before seen on TV. Fans will also be able to watch every Inside Look guest interview online after it debuts on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet will also re-air Inside Look with Brian Kelly on the following dates/times: Thu, Mar 6 at 11pm - Thu, Mar 20 at 9:30pm & Fri, Mar 21 at 11:30pm. (Schedule subject to change)
Note the following quotes from Inside Look with Brian Kelly presented by Cadillac premiering Monday, March 3 at 9:30 PM on Comcast SportsNet:
KELLY on the 2010 suicide of Lizzy Seeberg linked to the alleged sexual battery assault of former ND linebacker Prince Shembo:
“I think that our university has been thorough on what they were charged to do. I think that in all of these situations you are always looking for improvements in what you’re doing. There’s nobody involved in this very tragic situation that looks back on it and says ‘we did everything right.’ We were charged with giving the Shembo family information and counsel just like I do with all of our players and, as a university, and, as the head coach, we felt that the information we gave Prince was the right information that it didn’t serve him or his family to talk about this situation. It was something that should be left up to others to talk about. Again, as we talk about each individual person in this case, Prince in particular being under my care and guidance, we’re going to give him the advice the university and the people in our administration felt was the best thing to do at the time. Again, as a university, we’re always looking to do things better.”
KELLY on the issues that he has to deal with at Notre Dame and what he’s learned from them:
“There are so many issues as the head coach of Notre Dame that you just don’t deal with football. You have to deal with such huge events that happen outside of football. So you have to be in a position where you can take counsel and guidance, we have to be together. What I’ve learned more than anything else is that we work together as a university. It’s not the football coaches over here and the president is over there, we work together, we have a collective voice and we make decisions collectively as a university.”
KELLY on the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax in 2012 that became a media firestorm:
“In most instances, if it were anybody else, I probably wouldn’t have believed them. It was somebody with Manti that I had such an incredible relationship with, that I felt bad for him. Listening to him on the phone, explaining what had happened to him, I was mad. I was angry. In my brain, I’m thinking not a catfish scheme, but they’re setting this kid up. Something’s going on like they’re trying to extort money. I’m thinking the worst.”
KELLY on his wife Paqui’s bout with breast cancer on two occasions:
“There’s no question in one aspect that football is easy for me because of her with her battle and beating cancer twice. It makes what I do and the hours that I put in pretty pale in comparison to what she’s had to battle through. When I have guys on my staff complaining about travel and long hours, and the way they’re compensated and the lives they live, it’s easy for me to jump on them a little bit because of what I’ve lived through in my family. She’s been inspirational to me from that standpoint. She never looks at a moment in life and stops. She keeps moving through those tough spots.”