ND coach Brian Kelly accidentally let reality slip into his conversation:
-- In the most amusing part of the news conference, Kelly caught himself when he talked about offensive linemen Christian Lombard getting a redshirt year last season.I always enjoyed the statement that Notre Dame didn't redshirt. They might not intentionally keep a kid from playing his freshman year so he'll have an extra year of eligibility down the road, but they would always enroll a guy in grad school if he had a year of eligibility remaining. For some reason, Oliver Gibson didn't strike me as a guy who really intended to get a graduate degree in English.
"Not a redshirt year; we don't redshirt at Notre Dame," he said. "God, I can't wait for this email I'm going to get."