Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Pretty Simple Formula

Coach Kelly addressed the Notre Dame crowd at the UCLA game last weekend.

“259 days, you know what that is. 259 days, get yourself ready.

“To the students, understand you stand up the whole game, is that right? And isn’t it true that you all do a push up for every point, right? You better use this holiday break to get in shape because you’re going to be doing a lot of pushups.

“It is a great honor for me to be here. Many a time, I’ve watched the great Notre Dame basketball teams play. To be on this floor is just an absolutely dream for me. But the dream is becoming a reality and the reality is that we’re here to do a job and that job is to develop our players and graduate our players and go and win championships.”

“I’m not going to stand here in front of you in this great arena without telling you that we’re here because of the success in the past and because of our fans that we’re going to have for every home game, that’s going to carry us. We’re going to need you for every game we play to continue the support that you’ve given this football team.

“I promise you this, we will play hard for four quarters. You will love the guys that we put on the field because they’re going to give you everything. And at the end of the day, 19 years of being head coach, if you just play hard and you play aggressive, you’re going to win a lot of football games. Thank you very much.”

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