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Notre Dame's fifth horseman?

Stuhldreher, Crowley, Miller, Layden ... Kelly?

The fifth-year Notre Dame head coach did his best impersonation of the Irish's famed "Four Horsemen" Friday, riding into practice on a horse named "Patton."

The Irish were beginning their final off-site practice of fall camp at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind., and Brian Kelly hoped to take some of the edge off by surprising his players with his entrance.

"We're playing two teams that feature a horse prominently as their mascots, that would be Florida State when they ride that horse out, and USC, and we need to beat both of them," Kelly said in a video posted on UND.com, the school's athletic website. "So it was a little way for me to remind our guys that's coming real soon."

Neither Chief Osceola nor Traveler could be reached for comment as of press time. And was it just us, or did Kelly's voice sound a little hoarse in that video?