CHAPEL HILL, NC – OCTOBER 07: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish watches his team play against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the game at Kenan Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Back in January of 2013, an undefeated Notre Dame team took on Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. As we all know, it did not go well, as the Fighting Irish were dominated, 42-14.So does Brian Kelly want another shot at the Crimson Tide this year in the College Football Playoff? He had an interesting answer.In a segment with Gene Wojciechowski on College GameDay Saturday morning, Kelly didn’t shy away from the idea of playing Alabama, but he also didn’t suggest he’s longing for it.“Be careful what you wish for.””Be careful what you wish for….if [Alabama] were to get pushed out in the semifinal, we would not be unhappy.”–Brian Kelly— Medium Happy (@jdubs88) November 3, 2018″I came here with the expectation that we would live up to tradition. And that tradition here at Notre Dame is to win a National Championship.”Brian Kelly believes this could be the Fighting Irish’s year to win it all. pic.twitter.com/FrUZt14IDC— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2018Kelly added that if Alabama were knocked off in the national semifinal, he wouldn’t be upset about it.Kelly did note that his team went toe-to-toe with Georgia last year – and Georgia went toe-to-toe with Alabama. It was his way of suggesting that his team could possibly compete with the Crimson Tide.Either way, Notre Dame has to reach the Playoff first for any of this to matter. The Fighting Irish probably have to reach 12-0 to make that happen. They take on Northwestern this afternoon.
Government is boosting support to adult day programs for Nova Scotians with disabilities. An extra $1 million is now available to adult service centres, residential providers and other community service providers. It will increase the total number of individuals served and will help remove barriers for people who could not access day programs in the past. Organizations are being encouraged to apply for grants to increase recreation, employment and day programming for persons with disabilities. “Nova Scotians with disabilities deserve to live their lives as independently as possible, and that means social and economic inclusion within their communities,” said Community Services Minister Kelly Regan. “Our service delivery partners do an outstanding job providing options for people to stay active, and this funding will help them to offer more options for the people they serve.” “We’re excited for the opportunity to apply for these funds,” said Jeff Teasdale, executive director, Canadian Association for Community Living, Antigonish. “Investing in capacity growth will allow us to expand our social enterprise and increase supported employment opportunities.” Day programs and activities that promote inclusion in communities include volunteerism, recreation and leisure, and skill-building. There are also programs that get people involved in social enterprise and employment activities, such as job preparation and development, and job coaching. The province invested $1 million in Budget 2017-2018 for the grants. Service providers can submit more than one application, if they complete separate applications for each proposed project. There is no limit on the application amount but applicants should discuss proposals of more than $50,000 with staff at the department. The application period will be open until 4:30 p.m., Jan. 5, 2018. To learn about the Disability Support Program, visit novascotia.ca/coms/disabilities.