Notre Dame Stadium has had a natural grass surface since it opened in 1930. The team practices on FieldTurf. However, when asked again on the playing surface on Friday, Kelly felt the need to clarify his previous statements:
"Yeah, I want to go back on that one a little bit and add one word. I said FieldTurf is coming. I want to say I hope FieldTurf is coming. As you all know and I've said this a million times, that is above my pay grade. I'm not the one who is rolling out the turf. I know you guys know that."
He continued: "So certainly Jack Swarbrick that is his domain. I do not want to do Jack's job. I've got enough to do with my own. But I think I've made it clear to all of you that I hope that's where we go, but that is clearly not my decision."
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