and was on the search committee back when Kelly was at Grand Valley. Kelly was playing EMU and CMU off each other, which I have no problem with. What he told me was EMU had a deal with Kelly in principle and had called a meeting the next day to finalize the deal and Kelly didn't show up and they learned that he had signed with CMU and was announced as CMU's head coach with no word from him or his agent.
I think all of this is purposeful by Kelly and his agent. He doesn't give two shits about ND.