Notre Dame's Defense is So Injured They Can't Practice During a Bye Week

By DJ Byrnes on November 13, 2013 at 11:35a
Purple Brian Kelly

Notre Dame is in the midst of another forgettable season. First, the Irish kicked their quarterback off the team for cheating. They've already lost three games by the second week of November. Then there's this news:

You won’t hear Brian Kelly make excuses for a roster badly beaten up. But if you’re wondering how wounded the Irish are heading into their final two games, just consider the fact that Kelly isn’t practicing this week with his team.

No pads. No practice. Just meetings, work in the weight room and conditioning. How many times in Kelly’s 23-year head coaching career has that happened?

“This will be my first,” Kelly said Tuesday afternoon.

For the record, Kelly blamed Navy's cut blocks for a multitude of injuries suffered by Irish defenders during a come-from-behind victory over the Midshipmen. 

Kelly is far from a sympathetic figure, but boy does this news make you thankful Ohio State has been able to avoid the injury bug for the most part of this season. (Get well soon, Christian Bryant.)


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sharks's picture

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph does no one realize he's choking? He's freaking purple! Heimlich, stat

A man got to have a code...

Unky Buck's picture

Well holy Mary Mother of God, would you look at that?

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

buckeyeEddie27's picture seems we're looking at what appears to be a pirate ship

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Unky Buck's picture

That movie is chalk full of classic movie quotes.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

Oldschoolbuck's picture

I'm hearing that in an Irish brogue, Sharks.

D. Anthony's picture

The whole too injured to practice is really a way of a coach saying "our sucking has nothing to do with me, it's all about the injuries and let this no practice serve as a reminder"...cop-out

D. Anthony

Buckeye1004's picture

Rub some dirt on it! 

osu07asu10's picture

I hear Notre Dame is pretty good at pretending things exist...I'm sure the offense could use their imagination (coughManticough)....

CJDPHoS Board of Directors // Best friends with Homey Hache

The 0 is silent.

Hovenaut's picture

Starting to believe Kelly's face is actually like that all the time now.

luckynewman13's picture

Is it just me, or are there a lot more injuries this year? The injuries are just happening to higher profile players, perhaps?
Edit: I know every player in college football is injured in some way, I mean injuries that cost the player significant playing time.

ap2538's picture

"I'm bringing the doughnuts for the meetings" -Brady Hoke!

LeftCoastBuck's picture

Every time I see Kelly I think of a dog that is been barking so loud and for so long that it is going to blow out an aneurism in his brain. The guy has to be on some serious blood pressure meds

"Have a Coke and a smile!.....along with $150 in UM football tickets"