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Fall practice starts Tuesday, Coach Brian Kelly says 2017 season is about mission

A new season is officially underway.

The 2017 campaign starts Tuesday in Culver for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The football team under Head Coach Brian Kelly is looking to turn the ship around after a disappointing 2016 season.

A 4-8 record in 2016 season led to many personnel changes and a re-shifting of this program back down to the bare fundamentals.

As training camp and a new season kick-off, Coach Kelly is fired up and re-focused.

“We are coming off a very disappointing year. Everybody is fueled by what happened last year,” said Kelly.

Ahead of the first full day of fall practice at Culver Academy, Kelly is saying he let the team down last year not focusing on the values of a Notre Dame team.

Using key terms like vision, mission, development and fundamentals.

All of that translating into a team with a new perspective and bigger expectations.

"We’re in a different place than we were. As I mentioned the mission here and that is to graduate all of the players and win a national championship. That’s why I’m here. That’s the only reason why I’m here," said Kelly.

All of this while gelling a team with new offensive and defensive coordinators not to mention a new quarterback.

The first day of fall practice starts Tuesday at Culver Academy.

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