SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Brian Kelly already knows the outcome of Notre Dame’s next football game. It’s the rest of the schedule that matters as the Fighting Irish try to end a national championship drought that dates to 1988.
“In spring practice we’re not out to win – we’ve already won the spring game,” Kelly said Wednesday following the first of 14 practices ahead of the annual Blue-Gold Game on April 18.
Kelly watched his 11th Notre Dame team go through a pad-less, 2¼-hour morning workout inside, told his staff and players he liked what he saw, and then dismissed them for 12 days because of spring break.