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“It’s very chilling,” Kelly said Tuesday. “He led me to a national championship as a true freshman. When I left, coach Martin took over and won two more national championships. My heart goes out to the family and to his beautiful wife. We’re just praying and hoping and sending all of our thoughts and wishes to their family and hope that this matter resolves in a positive way.”

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AP reporter Tom Coyne in South Bend, Ind., contributed to this story.

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Mike Householder can be reached at mhouseholder(at)ap.org and http://twitter.com/mikehouseholder