Brian Kelly, Notre Dame Football Media Day Highlights

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been practicing for 10 days already, but the ND annual Media Day was held Tuesday, and Head Coach Brian Kelly, was in rare form. His opening included joke

I will start by saying that they are ticketing out back. I am a big proponent in ‘quid pro quo,’ meaning I can take care of a lot of tickets here. If you want to make that first article… That’s Latin guys. I thought you would be all over that (smiling).

Well I guess you just had to be there. Kelly was very jovial and upbeat about the season; but he also said a lot of blatantly honest things about his college football team. Here are some of the highlights:

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Notre Dame Hoops Media Day Notes, Quotes and Observations

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When it’s 85 degrees outside, it’s somewhat difficult to think about college basketball season, but practice is underway and Notre Dame Media Day is already over.

It was interesting to see if ND Head Coach Mike Brey would still rock his trademark mock turtleneck underneath a sport coat today, as this afternoon was shorts and flip-flop weather.

And the light-hearted banter I walked in on (a bit late unfortunately) was all about the topic of wardbrobe, the NBA’s new dress code for coaches and how the mock doesn’t work for men who are out of shape.

Then the press conference officially began and it was all business. Well, basketball actually, because that’s the business at hand.

By Paul M. Banks

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