Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly said what we were all thinking about his performance leading the 4-8 Fighting Irish last season. Discussing quarterback Brandon Wimbush, who got off to a tough start this year, Kelly shared the message he gave his offensive leader during that rough patch.

It’s a pretty amazing quote.

It also seems to have worked wonders. Wimbush had a two-game stretch against Georgia and Boston College where he completed less than half his passes while throwing no touchdowns and one interception. Notre Dame went 1-1 in those games.

Since then, the young dual-threat quarterback has thrown four touchdowns and scored six total while throwing no interceptions and leading two blowout wins over Michigan State and Miami (OH).