Notre Dame manager Brian Kelly pushes his men for success.

After last week’s game against Purdue Notre Dame center Braxston Cave said “The way we push it in practice the game seems so slow.”

After a successful win against Purde last week the fighting Irish now have a bigger challenge to deal with- to stop Michigan’s Denard Robinson, a super fast quarter back , from getting to them.

Kelly said this week that there was a big difference between defending Purdue’s Robert Marve, who could move in the pocket, and the speedy Robinson, who carried 29 times last week.

“They’re setting up the run obviously for him,” Kelly said.

“You’re running quarterback iso. We didn’t have any of that with Marve,” whose 23-yard run accounted for Purdue’s only TD in the 23-12 loss. He was sacked four times.

 “I know there were a lot of questions about who the starting quarterback would be,” Kelly said of Michigan’s quarterback decision.

“He’s certainly put himself in position to end that speculation. He was a dual threat; he threw the ball extremely well. … He threw it accurately, strong arm, and certainly (was) extremely elusive.”

“We had 14 players playing in their first game,” Kelly said of his current team.

“The learning curve for me has been based upon how many guys are first-time starters. We had a lot of the guys in there for first time — I think you’ll see great improvement on them.”

Brian Kelly speaking to his team