Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly knows the morale boost the win over Michigan State provided but now he's focused on preparing to meet Pittsburgh.
The Irish will shortly travel to Pennsylvania, where they are scheduled to meet the Panthers at noon on Saturday and Kelly took pains to assure the press his ten has not become over confident after just one win. Kelly, more than anyone, will remember just what it took to beat Michigan State.
'We have not been infected with success yet,' Kelly told WNDU.com this week. 'I'll know when that happens. There are a lot of things we need to get better at if we're going to be a consistent winner.'
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Fans and commentators have noted how the Irish dominated Michigan State in the trenches, a welcome sight for Irish fans. It looks Kelly's goal when he first arrived at Notre Dame to build a defensive line .
'You just keep rolling out big bodies that can go,' Kelly said about the D-Line. 'The big difference is that we can keep them fresh.