Brian Kelly first acknowledges being ND coach on Twitter

Notre Dame sent out a press release, notified the alumni and made the announcement on their website but no word yet from Brian Kelly until the presser tomorrow. Well, except for on Twitter. No status updates, but the language and design have changed. New bio:

Thrilled to be the coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Committed to stirring People with PASSION and PURPOSE.

Imagine someone telling you five years ago that a head football coach would acknowledge being hired at Notre Dame via a social network. Ridiculous. But five days ago? You'd almost expect it. It'll be interesting to see how Brian Kelly utilizes social media at Notre Dame. With this past week as an indication, he'll certainly be seeing a significant bump in his followers.

Some stats on Brian Kelly's Twitter account, via TwitterCounter:

Over the past week, he's been averaging 1,459 new followers per day and has just about tripled his number of followers. At this pace, he'd have 66,108 followers in 60 days.

On top of updating his profile, the account is also now following several Notre Dame fans. However, it is worth noting that this account has not been verified by Twitter. On the other hand, it has been quoted by ESPN and other media outlets with Brian Kelly never denying any involvement.

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