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Kelly: Shorter practices keep Irish fresh

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Brian Kelly has his team practicing for only 90 minutes a day. While that may be less time spent on the field than other teams, the Notre Dame coach believes its the best way to keep his team fresh heading into Saturday night's game at Purdue and beyond.

"It's about 90 minutes but it's extremely quick [and] fast-paced and I don't mean relative to tempo," Kelly said. "When we go 11 on 11, good versus good, it's speed work and people flying around. That's a good thing, I believe, to keep your team ready." 

There aren't many built-in wins on Notre Dame's schedule, which is why Kelly said he looks for players who love to play while recruiting. He believes enthusiasm works better than emotion, which ebbs and flows. 

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