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Mental Break

The Irish will spend four days away from the field

Kelly discusses bye week plans, his past successes following mid-season time away, the opportunity for self-evaluation, and a pertinent conversation with a senior that's yet to take place.

If it ‘aint broke, don't fix it. For Irish head coach Brian Kelly, his approach to bye weeks has proved successful over the years, as did his consistent handling of the Irish roster during three trying sessions of his 19-game tenure: a 1-3 start, from which the team rebounded to reach 4-3; a pair of defeats that dropped his team to 4-5 last November prior to the Week 10 bye, from which the Irish...

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