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The defense has shown improvement the last two games after faltering late in a loss at Michigan two weeks ago.

“I’s coming together. The plan is to develop our defense and let our offense kind of work its way into who our players are,” Kelly said.

So what has Kelly figured out about his team after the first month? The tough loss at Michigan when the Wolverines scored the game winner with two seconds to go still stands out during the 2-2 start.

“Obviously the Michigan game is going to be one that we relive over and over and over. That’s not going to go away,” Kelly said.

“But getting back-to-back wins, getting the good road win, I think our guys feel good about themselves and know that, you know, it takes a strong will to win games late, and especially on the road,” he said.

“Our kids understand what it takes to win, and they know if they play well they are capable of winning each game they play.”