Irish want to stay competitive in final week of spring practices

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - We are just five days away from football back in South Bend.
The fighting Irish will take the field for the 90th annual Blue-Gold game this Saturday.

The team has spent the past month in spring practices.

Head coach Brian Kelly says he has seen improvement over the past four weeks but doesn't want the team to take its foot off the pedal during the final practices.

“We have a high bar,” Kelly said. “You know, that we played for a championship last year. The expectations here are to play for championships. “A sense of urgency [this] week, individually, to continue to work on their individual crafts. Let's not worry about other players or other things.”

“We’re competitors,” offensive lineman Aaron Banks said. “We want to get better every day so we come in. I mean personally I say I'm going to get after the person in front of me and I know that our d-line and everyone on the defense, they're working to get after us. I mean it's just competition. We're a very competitive team.”

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