Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly wasn't pleased with the way practice began Wednesday.
After the opening individual drills and stretching, Kelly said the team was sluggish during the start of the Irish's fourth spring practice. Kelly referred to the start as "unbelievable," and not in a good way.
He then told the team he wanted a great day today as the Irish will not have another practice until next week as the Irish will get a break for the Easter weekend.
The team was in full pads and there was an official on the sideline, likely a sign that 11-on-11 scrimmage would be part of the practice.
Linebacker Kerry Neal did not participate in drills and started practice on a stationary bike. The 6-foot-2, 244-pound senior left Monday's practice on crutches and wearing a walking boot according to reports.
On Wednesday, he was only wearing a compression sleeve on his right calf, but we will not know more about Neal until after practice when Kelly is scheduled to talk to the media.
Running back Theo Riddick had a red beanie on his helmet to keep him away from contact as he recovers from shoulder surgery. He didn't have the beanie on Monday as the team wasn't in pads and nobody was getting hit.
Will have more from Wednesday's practice and some notes from what Kelly and some of the players have to say later.