When it was reported that former Notre Dame coach Mike Brey was about to take over the USF program, reactions were mixed. They ranged from being happy for him to wondering what the heck he was thinking. Whatever one thought, it’s time to throw it all out the window. ESPN’s Pete Thamel has reported that USF’s interest in Brey was just that, and Brey won’t be coaching anywhere next season:
Notre Dame coach Mike Brey tells ESPN he interviewed for USF, but was not offered the job. He said he's going to take some time off and pursue television.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) March 21, 2023
After 28 consecutive seasons of being a head coach at Delaware and then Notre Dame, it probably is best for Brey to take time for himself. Don’t even consider the possibility that he still will help pick his successor with the Irish. He deserves to move to Florida anyway and spend time drinking pina coladas, laying on the beach or whatever. It will be nice to see him on TV in some capacity, but it will be even better knowing he has enough time to detox after so many years in a high-stress job.
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