Jones living up to Kelly's preseason expectations
Notre Dame receiver TJ Jones is feeling faster these days.
The 5-11, 194-pound senior hasn't timed himself recently, but says he believes his work on getting faster was a key reason why he had a career game against Temple, with six catches for 138 yards. Coach Brian Kelly is hoping Jones can have another big game Saturday when the 14th-ranked Irish (1-0) play at No. 17 Michigan (1-0), the last scheduled game in Ann Arbor in the series.
Kelly says he expects Jones to be in the mix every week because he's one of the nation's best receivers. Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison raved about Jones, saying he's "definitely a threat."
Jones says he's been more focused on football this season, saying his goal is to make the NFL.
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