Brian Kelly said he has bigger worries. The Notre Dame coach was asked about the SI cover jinx during his weekly appearance with Jack Arute and Dan Hawkins on SiriusXM’s College Sports Nation:
“Manti [T’eo] was on the cover this year and that seemed to be okay for us. So we’re going to take it as we’re much better off if we’re on the cover of Sports Illustrated because you don’t want to look at it any other way. And the reality of it is for our guys, they know that at the end of the day this is still about how you execute on Saturday, and they’ve been programmed that way. So I hope I can put a little bit of the angst to rest but I think there will be enough people out there wringing their hands.”
They sure will.