Two former Notre Dame players discuss Marcus Freeman’s positive culture change

One of the biggest issues during the Brian Kelly era of Notre Dame football was his reluctance to embrace the past.

Players weren’t as welcome back around the team, and once Marcus Freeman took over, there were changes implemented. Two former players, CJ Prosise and Corey Holmes on their podcast Lucky Underdogs discussed the difference between the two.

Freeman has an open door policy, which Kelly did not. The biggest aspect they pointed out was the interactions between the players and the coaches, during Kelly’s tenure meeting with him meant you were in trouble, Freeman isn’t like that at all.

Freeman can be very easily labeled as a “players coach” which translates into recruiting, player retention and play on the field. Kelly could never be called that, as his demanding style worked, but ultimately didn’t help the Irish achieve the ultimate goal.

Both Holmes and Prosise believe this difference between the coaches will be stark, as you can see, they think it will end up with a national championship under Freeman for Notre Dame.

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