Kelly says he doesn't believe he owes assistant an apology

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said people who say 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 don't know all that was involved.

When asked Sunday whether Kelly thought he owed Grimes an apology for what happened Saturday night, Kelly replied: ''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 an internal personnel matter. Kelly had said in his postgame news conference he was worried Grimes was going to get the eighth-ranked Irish a 15-yard penalty during its 24-20 win over No. 23 Temple.

Grimes has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Kelly since 2012 and was an Irish wide receiver from 2005-08.

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