Brian Kelly likes to tell his Notre Dame players to block out the noise.
That rule applies to him this week.
Kelly grew up in an Irish-Catholic family in the Boston area. That makes Notre Dame's game against Boston College on Saturday the equivalent of the Super Bowl for the extended Kelly clan. Kelly says he's getting so many requests for tickets, "I don't even pick up the phone."
The rivalry doesn't have quite the same buzz it's had in other years. Boston College is just 3-7 and struggling through its worst season in 13 years. But the game is still an important one for the Irish, who have climbed back into the Top 25 with three straight wins and could equal last year's victory total by beating Boston College.
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