Kelly on Notre Dame sideline situation: ‘We’ve made some changes’

Brian Kelly has received criticism for an incident Saturday night.
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An unfortunate side story to come out of Notre Dame’s win over Temple involved head coach Brian Kelly’s incident with a member of the Fighting Irish staff. 

TV cameras caught Kelly making aggressive moves toward the staff member, and Kelly later explained it was motivated by actions the staff member was taking that could have resulted in a personal foul being assessed to the sideline. 

Tuesday, after taking responsibility for the situation overall and saying he wished it had never happened, Kelly said steps have been taken to make sure there are no repeats. 

"First of all, I’m responsible for the sideline," Kelly told reporters at his press conference in South Bend. "Our sideline was not where it needed to be. There were some things going on on the sideline that were unacceptable. It falls on my shoulders.

"If we were to get a penalty in that time of the game, it would have fell on me as being somebody that can’t control the sideline.

"So moving forward, we’ve made some changes to how we’re going to do things on the sideline and how we’ll have a better sideline situation."

Notre Dame is again on the road this week, traveling to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in a game that is set to kick off at noon ET. 

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