In this article, Coach Kelly mentions that ND’s defense missed 3-4 defensive calls because the Notre Dame home crowd was actually loud.
Last Saturday, in the final quarter of ND’s 23-17 home victory over Pittsburgh, the crowd was so loud when the Irish were playing defense, they missed three or four defensive calls in the game.
So beginning Tuesday, the defense began practicing with music turned up uber-loudly. And the coaches signaled in the defense, just as the backup quarterbacks routinely signal in the offense.
â€œYesterday was Hawaiian/Polynesian music, and it was an outstanding selection by Robby Toma,â€ Kelly said. â€œAnd no there was no Don Ho.â€
Lame joke aside, this is a great development if it is in fact true. Who was at the game? Did it feel louder? More intimidating?
Man, I hope so. Would be nice to have a home field advantage beyond the other team being afraid of Touchdown Jesus. You know, that scary figure that forgave all their sins and all….