Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly doesn't want his players singing
after home losses. It's an Irish tradition to sing the school’s alma mater after a win to fans, but since the team hasn't lost at home in a while players were confused after their 35-21 loss to Oklahoma Saturday. Kelly cleared up the policy...
"A lot of our players were confused because they hadn’t lost, a lot of them had never lost at home, and they weren’t sure what to do,” Kelly told ESPN’s Matt Fortuna. “I didn’t communicate it to them clearly, what the protocol was, but we changed that protocol two years ago after a loss.”
“I just don’t think it’s appropriate to put your players after a defeat in a situation where they’re exposed,” he told Fortuna. “I want to get them in the locker room. It’s important to talk to them, and I just felt like in those situations, after a loss, there’s a lot of emotions. It’s important to get the team back into the locker room and get them under my guidance.”