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Friday Notebook

Friday Notebook

Irish head coach Brian Kelly wrapped up preparations for Oklahoma Thursday night. Among the topics discussed: Golson's first week in good health this month, staying close and its inherent advantage, a challenge from within, and balancing long-term goals with present-day success.

Brian Kelly experienced a rarity Thursday night: a birthday celebration. "They sang Happy Birthday," said Kelly of rumors his team brought him 'smores as a post-practice snack, (a homage to Kelly's early week sarcasm regarding the presence of "'smores and campfires'" to celebrate each win). "Today is my (51st) birthday, and I don't get a chance to celebrate it much in my business because it...

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