10-0 ND welcomes Wake
By BOB WIENEKE
South Bend Tribune
12:39 PM EST, November 13, 2012
SOUTH BEND – Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly knows that the 26 seniors who will be honored on Saturday during Senior Day will be reliving a lot of memories as they play their last game at ND Stadium.
"But we've got a lot in front of us," Kelly said Tuesday at his weekly press conference.
Immediately in front of the unbeaten Irish is 5-5 Wake Forest.
Notre Dame is 3rd in the latest BCS standings and is rated No. 3 in the media and coaches polls, and remains alive in the national title chase.
Kelly was asked about his level of confidence in his team.
"Very high," he said. "I believe they're going to win every game they play."
Kelly said that starting cornerback KeiVarae Russell will return to practice today after suffering a head injury in the second half of the Boston College game.
The third-year coach also said that nose guard Louis Nix, who was ejected from last Saturday night's game for unsportsmanlike conduct, does not face any form of suspension from the NCAA after being ejected.
This is the second meeting between the two private schools, with ND winning 24-17 last season in Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest is 1-32 all-time against teams ranked in the top 5, and has lost 31 straight. It is also 0-18 all-time against teams ranked in the top 3.
Kickoff is set for 3:41 p.m. (Eastern).
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