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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
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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."
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tookmeek
Since: Oct 27, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:20 pm
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Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: October 27, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Field turf?? This is God's house and God will be sure the turf is perfect.  Don't underestimate the power of God.  Seriously, this is Notre Dame not the SEC.  Notre Dame is not going to recruit talent that will embarrass the school.  These athletes are good students and will stay out of the police blotter.  Would guys such as JaMarcus Russell or Cam Newton want to attend Notre Dame?  As many have mentioned, start winning and the atmosphere will change.  Notre Dame should never ever lose to the military service academies and University of South Florida.  That's the problem.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:43 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

You know what else would add to the atmosphere? Beating more than just a few ranked opponents in a 7 year span



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Who cares about Jumbotrons? Fieldturf is more of an economical issue for multi-sport venues to save on sod, I'm sure ND Stadium grass is nearly perfect.



Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

Brian Kelly, "but it’s pretty clear we want to continue to create a great atmosphere there."
Try winning, that usually creates a GREAT atmosphere.



Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: October 27, 2011 11:50 am
 

Brian Kelly wants a Jumbotron and field turf

I was told you could hear it on Tv even. Being at the stadium it was obnoxious! I had enough ozzy after about the 2nd time.


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