Some might argue that the atmosphere at Notre Dame is great, revered actually; but Brian Kelly thinks the stadium needs some updating.
Kelly told reporters yesterday that he would like to add a JumboTron to help build on the great atmosphere. The 81 year old stadium has maintained it's historic setting, resisting to add permanent lights until just before the 1997 season.
This past weekend against USC, Notre Dame piped in music during moments like 3rd down, and the stadium was filled with thousands of twirling towels. Kelly has also made his interest known in adding field turf. At yesterday's press conference, Kelly continued to talk about making changes to the atmosphere.
“I hope that we continue to move forward creating an incredible atmosphere in there. It won’t be my decision to make. I don’t think it’s a mystery that we would like that. But it’s not going to be my call. They know how I feel".
Ultimately, Kelly understands the decision is in the hands of the Notre Dame administration. The atmosphere made some good strides last weekend that Kelly has been focused on building on as the Irish move forward.
This weekend Notre Dame welcomes Navy to South Bend for a 3:30 kickoff on NBC.