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Brian Kelly: I needed all 20 years to be the HC at Notre Dame

During Friday’s Irish kick-off luncheon, Brian Kelly said he is glad to have coached 20 years before coming to Notre Dame. Kelly also talked about the importance of “defending our home.”

Kelly stated, “I came prepared, but I can tell you that I needed all 20 years of my experience to be the head coach of Notre Dame. It’s a fish bowl. You’re under a great deal of scrutiny, but our players are as well. That’s why we’ve really identified with each other.”

When asked about his goals for this season, Kelly responded, “Let’s thing about this for a second. How about ‘Win the all.’ (Applause) Any other answer would not suffice anyways. I think we go into each year with some specific goals relative to offense, defense, and special teams. The big thing we talked about is ‘defend our home.’ Defend Notre Dame. Win our home games. Let’s start there.”

Notre Dame hosts Purdue on Saturday at 3:30 EST. You can see the entire Week 1 TV Schedule right here.