Football is Back, Baby

Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly held his first press conference of the spring practice season today. In it, he addressed the lessons learned from the Alabama game, Gunner Kiel’s status (transferring but still in school to finish out the semester) and where the team is going. For what it’s worth, Coach struck me as poised, confident and clearly looking forward to 2013. Right out of the gate, Coach made it clear that 2012′s team “is gone.” The team to be? That’s squarely on the shoulders of the players on campus now — the recruits are going to “fill in” when they get there. 

So, without further ado, if you please, Coach Brian Kelly:

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Hating Hurricanes Since 1990.

Bayou Irish is a Jersey boy and Double Domer who fell under New Orleans' spell in 1995. He's been through Katrina and fourteen years in the Coast Guard, so we cut him some slack, mostly in the form of HLS-subsidized sazeracs. But, when he's not face down on the bar and communing with the ghosts of Faulkner and Capote at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone, he's our man in SEC-land, doing his best to convince everyone around him that Graduation Success Rate is a better indicator of success than the number of MNC's won in the last five years.

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