Saturday at Michigan State, Brian Kelly opted to use wristbands to get the offensive plays in because a former Irish staff member was on the Spartan sideline.
Kirk Herbstreit explained during the game that it's the first time in over a decade that Kelly decided to use wristbands over hand signals on offense. The first offense play from scrimmage resulted in a penalty, and Kelly decided to call a time out as the team approached the line to run the second play.
During his post game press conference, Kelly joked about the wristbands and how difficult they were to use for a bunch of guys with high test scores.
"Offensively, we're going through some of the growing pains that I had talked about. Heck, we had wristbands this week, and the first play we couldn't even read the wristbands."
"We've got high SAT marks, but for some reason the wristband thing threw 'em for a loop." Kelly noted.