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Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:41 am
Edited on: October 27, 2011 11:43 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Here's something that longtime Notre Dame fans who appreciate the storied tradition of the school's football program and Notre Dame Stadium aren't going to like very much. After practice on Wednesday head coach Brian Kelly got to talking about the atmosphere in South Bend on Saturday night with the stadium blasting Ozzy Osbourne seemingly every play, and fans waving towels in the air that made the place seem more like a modern football stadium than the library it's felt like at times in the past.

He also talked about some more changes he'd like to see in the stadium. Like adding a Jumbotron and some field turf.

"Eventually we want a big Jumbotron in there," Kelly told the Chicago Tribune. "We think that's something that's going to add to the atmosphere, too." 

As for the field turf, it's something Kelly has brought up before, and he hasn't changed his mind.

"I think I have sprinkled that into the conversations, I don't think it's a mystery that we would like that. But it's not going to be my call. They know how I feel. I don't want to beat a dead horse, either, but it’s pretty clear we want to continue to create a great atmosphere there."

I'm not sure how the field turf would improve the atmosphere at Notre Dame Stadium, but maybe Kelly means it'll help his offense work quicker, and more points would make for a better atmosphere.

As for the Jumbotron, that notion has probably caused more than a few fans to do a spit take. At the moment, I'd think the field turf is a lot more likely to happen than that, though if Kelly's teams start winning a lot more then maybe he'll get his wish there.

Just as long as they add something besides "Crazy Train" to the stadium's play list, I'll be okay with it. Oh, and it better not be "Sandstorm."
Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2012
Posted on: November 21, 2012 6:03 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

No, no and no.  Brian Kelly has done a great job this year.  But some day he too will be gone and we'll be stuck with a jumbotron and artifical turf.  Brian needs to read up on Irish history and tradition.  Next he'll want names on the jerseys and Notre Dame in the end zones.  No, no and no.




Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

He wont be at Notre Dame long enough to Get these things, they better joing the Big 12 or Big 10



Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: October 28, 2011 9:20 am
 

Only One Band Over the PA

Dropkick Murphys.  Nothing else.  Ever.



Since: May 29, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:18 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

he needs to get the team from turning the ball over I do not think a Jumoton well help with that and maybe try to get some turnover there selfs



Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:47 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Last weekend was my first visit to Notre Dame and I was given the oppportuntiy to watch the game from the sidelines. The thing i most liked about it was the lack of a jumbotron. There great and all but the old school look and feel of the stadium made it much more enjoyable. Its like going to Wrigley Field and watching the cubs play. Theres no jumbotron there hope there never will be one. Keep things simple and just focus on the game Coach K!



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:38 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Kelly should worry more about having stable scaffolds that a jumbotron and field turf.



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Be very careful of what you wish for Kelly, you just might get your Jumbotron and would it not be ironic if it coverd up Touchdown Jesus...that would end forever the ND mystique.  But even if that happens, your greed and avarice masters will develop other ways to bring in the greenbacks which you will make available to your choir boy players..



Since: Sep 3, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Sounds like a 5 year old getting ready for Christmas - maybe if you win some important games they will buy you an IPAD



Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:03 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Hey Coach Kelly, my guess is the Notre Dame staff, students, Alumni and fans want a winning football team that doesn't get acused of quitting on the field.  Why don't you work on that before talking about jumbotrons and turf!!!



Since: Nov 3, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Yep, that will win them a national championship for sure.


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