Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly bristled a bit this week when asked about Saturday’s showdown with top-ranked Clemson as “an important measuring stick” for his program.
At least that’s how a reporter framed his question.
“Did I say it was an important measuring stick for the program or did you?” Kelly shot back playfully.
Once the desired clarification was delivered, Kelly smiled.
“Thank you,” he said. “Now we’re accurate.”
This is Kelly’s 11th season in South Bend, and in that time he has delivered a pair of 12-0 regular seasons and a remarkable turnaround from the 4-8 faceplant of