Irish coach Brian Kelly said Stephon Tuitt "stumbled over" a question about his future at Notre Dame Wednesday night. Kelly said he and his players don't make decisions on whether or not to enter the NFL Draf until after the regular season.
Kelly also said there's a fair bit of uncertanity about the sturdiness of the turf at Notre Dame Stadium heading into Saturday night's game against USC. The school laid down new sod two days after a loss to Oklahoma in its last home game in late September. A rainy week and the new grass pushed Kelly to keep his team on the practice field Thursday rather than the usual routine of working out in the stadium on Thursday afternoons.