Want to know how badly Notre Dame’s football team is beaten up on the injury front? The Irish won’t be practicing during their bye week, despite the team coming off of a demoralizing loss to unranked Pittsburgh. Coach Brian Kelly told reporters the news today, making it clear that this is the first time in his career he’s made such a move.
#NotreDame will not practice during bye week, per Brian Kelly. First time he’s done that in his head-coaching career during.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) November 12, 2013
The Irish have a very, very long list of players who have been on the DL this season. Louis Nix, Christian Lombard, Sheldon Day, Ben Councell, Ishaq Williams and Kona Schwenke are just some of the names of those who have missed time.
Notre Dame will take on BYU next Saturday before finishing its season a week later against Stanford. We’ll see how the Irish hold up – both opponents are known for being very physical.