Onward Notre Dame: Brian Kelly’s Journey Home to Boston


One of the many storylines coming into play this week is Brian Kelly‘s return home to Boston. The New England native will have a special memory this weekend, playing a rare football game in Fenway Park, surrounded by family and friends who’ll be watching the sixth-year Notre Dame head coach compete for another chance at a national title.

Yesterday, NBCSN aired the latest Onward: Notre Dame episode. This one focused on Kelly’s return to Boston over the summer, where he threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park and spent time in his hometown, hosting a football camp at his former high school.

Enjoy the entire episode here, which was encapsulated by this quote from the Irish head coach.

“The perception is the head coach at Notre Dame and whatever comes with that. I consider myself a Division II guy that worked his way up,” Kelly said, juxtaposed by the video of him signing autographed cards as his private flight to Boston takes him back to his hometown. “I had to learn how to do the laundry. Used to take eight-hour bus rides into Northern Michigan. Now we’re flying on a private plane to Boston. I’ve never really had it handed to me. And I hope I’ve kept it in perspective.”