Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly is feeling better about the Fighting Irish three practices after proclaiming: "We stink right now."

Kelly doesn't want to dwell on an overall assessment of the Irish as they near the midway point of spring practice. He prefers to say the team made progress this week.

Kelly is trying to turn around a team that went 16-21 over the past three seasons under Charlie Weis. Kelly runs practices at a much quicker tempo and players have struggled. On Saturday, Kelly said the Irish are starting to learn how he wants them to practice.