No news is good news for No. 4 Notre Dame (3-0, 2-0 ACC). For the first time in five weeks, the Irish have no players in quarantine or isolation, per head coach Brian Kelly on Thursday.

Adjectives such as “just” and “only” can have ambiguous connotations, so leaving out those attempts at a transition: It took 23 days for Notre Dame to go from halting all football activities because of a growing outbreak to having its entire roster full-steam ahead.

“This felt as back to normal as we’ve had,” Kelly said. “Even more so than the Duke week, this really felt like a normal workweek that you would have during a non-COVID season.