Brian Kelly pledges Notre Dame football 'will be even more vigilant' after a COVID-19 outbreak involving 39 players

In normal times, coaches warn players about excessive celebrations to avoid a 15-yard penalty.Now? The penalty could be more serious — getting sick, missing games and imperiling teammates.That was the reality check Monday provided by coach Brian Kelly, who is grateful Notre Dame will return to the field Saturday night against Florida State. A COVID-19 outbreak involving 39 players (25 testing positive and 14 quarantined due to contact tracing) prompted the Irish to suspend all team activities from Sept. 22-29 and postpone the game at Wake Forest.“Nothing has been normal the last couple of week…

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HEDGE accordingly