SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he doesn't believe he owes assistant strength coach David Grimes an apology for grabbing him and pushing him in the chest on the sideline to get him away from an official during a 24-20 win over No. 23 Temple on Saturday night.
Kelly said Sunday that people who have commented that he owes Grimes an apology don't know exactly what happened, saying: ''only those that are clearly near the situation and have all the information can make those judgments.''
Kelly wouldn't say whether he had taken any action against Grimes, calling it an internal personnel matter. Kelly had said in his postgame news conference that he was worried Grimes was going to get the eighth-ranked Irish a 15-yard penalty.
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Grimes has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Kelly since 2012 and was an Irish wide receiver from 2005-08.