Brian Kelly re-visiting roots this weekend

May, 11, 2012
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Brian Kelly is on a hometown tour this weekend, as the Notre Dame coach will speak Saturday at his alma mater, Assumption College.

Kelly kicked things off Thursday night by speaking at an alumni event for his high school, St. John's Prep.

Our friends over at ESPNBoston.com were in attendance.
On dealing with outside forces (like booster involvement and players using social media) while coaching at a high-profile college like Notre Dame: “My job is to eliminate confusion on a day-to-day basis, and that’s not easy. You’ve got Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all the things that are out there, I have to deal with on a day-to-day basis. It’s made being a head football coach today so much more difficult. If there’s one thing that has changed dramatically in the last five years, it’s not recruiting, it’s social media and what we have to do to educate our players. Listen, it’s not going away. So for me to say we’re going to take it away, and we’re not going to let them use social media, it’s not going away. So you better be figuring out how to educate your players, and that’s what we do on a day-to-day basis."

Kelly also talks about recruiting in his home state, along with his early impressions of former offensive coordinator and new Massachusetts head coach Charley Molnar. You can check out the recap from Andy Smith here.

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