Posted October 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
The only break Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wants the Fighting Irish players taking this week is from classes. Midterm exams and a hard-fought win over No. 22 Stanford are behind them and a big game is looming next week on the road at 10th-ranked Oklahoma. Still, Kelly said he doesn't expect the fifth-ranked Irish (6-0) to overlook this week's game against Brigham Young (4-3). ''I think it's a trap game each week if you think that you can take a breather,'' Kelly said. The Irish aren't sure whether they will have starting quarterback Everett Golson, although Kelly said he expects him to play against BYU. Kelly said Golson still needs to pass the computer part of his cognitive testing following the concussion he sustained against Stanford before he'll be cleared to play. Kelly said missing practice Tuesday shouldn't hamper Golson's preparation too much, since he was limited in practice the previous two weeks because of turf toe and a sh...

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