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Irish head coach Brian Kelly discussed the early impact of his 2011 recruiting class at today's weekly press conference.

Barring a string of unfortunate injuries, more than half of the 2011 freshmen class should receive the benefit of a redshirt-season. Still, the group's impact was evident in number (14 made the trip to Michigan in Week Two) and in its on-field impact vs. Michigan State last Saturday. Chief among those contributions and one of the three best players on the field vs. the Spartans was January... Recommended Stories