Saturday’s big win over Michigan State clearly meant a lot to Brian Kelly and his players. In the video below you can see Kelly dancing and getting pretty rowdy with his players as the Megaphone was delivered to the visitors locker room. The video is actually a pretty stark contrast from the old perception of Kelly as a coach disconnected from his players. Rather it shows a coach that is pretty close with his players.
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) September 24, 2017
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a scene like this from Notre Dame or Brian Kelly. There were moments like this during the 2012 regular season, but not many since then. I’m not talking about just the big win either. This video, on top of being a lot of fun to watch as a fan, shows a coach and a team that pretty close. It’s not the kind of scene we may have seen last year – even in the event of a big win.
Another great thing about this video is it took place in the locker room, not on the field. There was no planting of the flag like Michigan State in 2005 or most recently by Baker Mayfield, the ultimate college football bro, at Ohio State. Notre Dame went a little wild, but they did it together as a team in the locker room. That is the sign of a good culture within the team.