NOTRE DAME : Louisville week – Thursday UPDATE

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NOTRE DAME  vs  Louisville                                                                                                     ( bleacherreport.com )

COLE LUKE picks up the pace                                                                                                 ( und.com )

Mike Denbrock and Irish Offensive Staff :  A Day in the Life                                 ( und.com )

BRIAN KELLY faces Tough questions                                                                                 ( uhnd.com )

Brian Kelly, Irish push through rare slump                                                                    ( espn.go.com )

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Kelly jokes: “I’m going to Florida.” Says he’s getting some sun there in a couple weeks. Jokes that he hopes he can hold onto the ND job.

“Can I be up for the job? Because we’re 7-3 right now. I’m hoping to hold onto this one. That’d be good for me.”Brian Kelly

Defensive starters we just learned of: Drue Tranquill and Austin Collinsworth at safety, Justin Utupo on the defensive line.

Everett Golson “practiced okay” this week, Kelly said. His shoulder is “not in a position where it’s going to affect the way he plays.”

will remove the redshirt from Jay Hayes, Kelly said. “It was a difficult decision.” Will play a minimum of 30 plays.

Kelly hopes to get Hayes around 100 reps by the end of the season to justify burning the redshirt.

Brian Kelly: “We think Jay Hayes can play at the next level.” Talented enough that a fifth year might not happen anyway.

In my NSD “Signing Day Superlatives” piece, I called Jay Hayes “Most Likely To Be A Media Favorite

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Kelly said Bonner and Williams have not been close to having their redshirt burned. Hayes was always closer to playing than them.

That’s the end of Kelly’s Thursday presser. Summary: Laughs at UF talk, Jay Hayes loses his red shirt, Golson good to go, “a little sore.”

BK said Zaire probably had his best week of practice this week. “I didn’t have to wake him up today after Chipotle” in the QB meeting.

Kelly says Cody Riggs (foot) fared a bit better this week. Should see a little more action this weekend than he did last.

Kelly said Elijah Shumate is not hurt. Appears to be behind the other four safeties right now.

Kelly on GA Kyle McCarthy: “Awesome news. He is cancer free. He was able to tell our football team that, the best news we got all week.”

Brian Kelly says GA Kyle McCarthy did not miss a single practice after chemo treatments.

RECRUITING

LAWRENCE CAGER – Nations Hottest WR recruits reveals new Top 6                                  ( bleacherreport.com )

: ICYMI 4-star WR/DB Ykili Ross says he will “definitely” visit this weekend.

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Per 4-star CB Ykili Ross will stay home next weekend to see USCvsND instead of heading to Ohio State

RB target Dexter Williams. RT : Just got off the phone with coach Alford ready for this visit this weekend

OL commit just told me he will be flying up to South Bend for the Louisville game Saturday morning.

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