Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has spoken with NBC television officials about the tempo his intends to play with.
Kelly said today during a press conference, "We've talked to NBC about the way we like to play the game versus how it was played in the past. Those conversations have taken place. There is certainly a need for us to address it and we're working with NBC to make sure they get what they need on it from an advertising standpoint, but also as the network that carries Notre Dame, that we're able to do things that we need to do as well."
The Irish head coach added, "The model out there has been ABC/ESPN for college football, because of the sheer volume of games they carry. There's a model out there. All we've tried to do is address the model that we think would work well with us, and there's gotta be a meeting somewhere halfway. I'm very confident we're going to be able to do the things we do in terms of pushing the tempo and doing the things we need to do without having to go to a commercial break. That conversation has taken place. Getting into the specifics, I'm not willing to do that, but I can tell you that that conversation between Jack and myself along with the production people at NBC has taken place. And I think we're going to be able to meet somewhere in the middle."
The best tweet of the day in response comes from @jdubs88: “NBC to ND: We'll be happy to run yer games sans commercials as long as we can put a swoosh in one end zone and "McDonalds" in the other.”