Coach Kelly is confident the Irish are ready to head to the Big House
Kickoff isn't until 8 p.m. Saturday, so keeping that laser-sharp game day focus will be more difficult than last week's opener.
"In particular on the road, you do need a maturity as well because there's a lot more down time, it's a night game," Kelly said.
But, Coach Kelly says Michigan is the team that should be feeling the most pressure to win this game, not Notre Dame.
"The pressure's on Michigan, they've got to win at home, you know, I think for us, we're going to go up there swinging," Kelly said.
There's also been a lot of chatter about whether Irish quarterback Tommy Rees can handle the pressure against Michigan this time around after the loss in 2011 at the Big House. Kelly says he is confident Rees is prepared for the showdown. He says Rees is a more proactive player now and is more comfortable with a total of 18 starts under his belt.