Kelly: ND close to being title winner

notre dame fighting irish brian kelly college football odds

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has been emphasizing a simple message to his players this spring: The Fighting Irish are not as bad as they appeared in the 42-14 blowout loss to Alabama in the BCS title game.

View 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Some might call it revisionist history, but it's a theme Kelly has been repeating. He believes the Irish might have been overwhelmed by the moment in the title game. But Kelly says he believes the Irish can have the kind of success Alabama is enjoying.

At the same time, he's telling players that last year's success won't necessarily lead to victories this year. Tackle Zack Martin says the Irish players know they have work to do.

The Irish finish their spring practices on Saturday in the annual Blue-Gold game.

Bet 2014 BCS National Championship Futures

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Betting the 2017 NFL Draft on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
NFL Draft Preview on Tue, Apr 2017 by Blade
2017 Heisman Odds on Wed, Mar 2017 by Blade
College / NBA today on Sun, Mar 2017 by TtomBoBadly
SNOW on Tue, Mar 2017 by Michael Cash

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds There are plenty of candidates for the 2017 Heisman Trophy. Here is a look at the favorites entering the summer.
Thumbnail UCLA vs. Texas A&M Odds Texas A&M and UCLA will have one of the featured meetings during the opening weekend of college football....
Thumbnail Michigan vs. Florida Week 1 Odds One of the featured games in Week 1 of the College Football Season has two historic programs colliding when Michigan faces...

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Team Pages