Kelly was asked if he thought the quiet campus would help the Irish avoid the dreaded "trap game" by not hearing classmates chatter about the Irish's No. 5 ranking, and the looming showdown at Oklahoma next Saturday.
"Nope," Kelly said. "I think it's a trap game each week if you think that you can take a breather. If you think, 'I can take a breather now, it's mid-semester break.' We're screwing things down tighter. If that locker room is a mess, it's going to be a long practice today. And they know that. If the game room looks like a pig sty, it's going to be a long practice. My point is this: I think
they're all trap games, every single one of them, if you take a breather. If you just stay on course, continue to do what you're doing, we'll be fine."