Kelly enters Year 3 with confidence, comfort

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Brian Kelly is quite comfortable as he enters his third year as Notre Dame’s head coach. He expects his players are, too. There’s no more adapting to his style of coaching and his style of play. He can only hope that will translate to more success on the field.

“I think a lot of it is, there is so much more of a comfort level that I have with the players and they have with me after three years,” Kelly said during his training camp-opening press conference on Friday. “They know me a lot better. I know them so much better. There is just a sense and feeling within the room that we’re all on the same page. I think that happens over time. You know, you wish you could get it done immediately, but I think going into Year 3, there is definitely a connection that we all have. Maybe it’s because I’m doing a better job, too, as the head coach.”

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