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Cincinnati makes football banquet private affair

Cincinnati closed its football banquet to the media this afternoon, according to the Associated Press and the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Bearcats coach Brian Kelly is expected to address his team about his talks with Notre Dame at the banquet, which was originally open to the media according to the AP report.

The Enquirer reported that the media will have access to the players between 5 and 6 p.m.

This could be a sign that Kelly is leaving to take over at Notre Dame.

Kelly is reportedly the Irish's top candidate to replace Charlie Weis, who was fired Nov. 30, but Connecticut's Randy Edsall is also in the running according to reports.