Kelly pleased with Irish football team's first practice

Brian Kelly sounded pretty pleased with the first day of fall camp for his Notre Dame football team.

"Good first day," Kelly told after Monday's first practice in Marion, Indiana. "The guys know how to practice. We're four years into this. I would be a little disappointed if I was standing here talking to you and we were having to talk about things we did three years ago.

Coming off a 12-1 season, Kelly decided to take his team away from campus for the first four days of camp. The Irish are in seclusion in Marion, Indiana. No media, no TV, no wifi.

Just the players and the coaches.

"I'm excited that we get to spend the time with our kids," Kelly said to "They're not going anywhere. For a coach who doesn't have many opportunities to be with his team, it's exciting for me and my staff to spend some time with our players."

The Irish will return Thursday night from Marion and practice in pads for the first time Friday at Notre Dame.

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