I was tempted to just show the first day in pads from 2 years ago. You learn absolutely nothing from watching this. All you see are a lot of guys running pass routes, QB’s throwing and some dreadful tackling. Outside of Nico Fertitta, everyone else just grabbed the runners heads, an excellent way to get run over.
DL Elijah Taylor had his foot operated on further depleting the DL.
Reports that Work Outs are now a lot more demanding leads one to believe that the previous regime was rather a slap dash affair. Here I’m reminded of DE Andrew Trumbetti. He hasn’t gotten much bigger, stronger or faster since his Freshman year – he has actually regressed.
Perhaps the most important player on this team is 2nd string QB Ian Book. I hope they are working extra hard with him, for we are dead if Wimbush gets hurt.
In other news Manti Teo is now with the Saints. He has been hurt every year since he went to the NFL.
Early betting odds ND is just favored by 7 points over Temple in Game 1.
Braden Lenzy is a 4 Star WR/CB from Oregon. He is 6′ 160 with 4.47 speed and just jumped on the ND bandwagon.
He was wanted by all the Western schools and will also run track at ND. He is equally good at WR or CB. It’s sure nice to have that speed anywhere on the field. Also, it’s rare that ND can pry anyone out of the State of Oregon.
Here is his highlight reel:
Also in the news 5th year DL candidate from Clemson by way of Hawaii, Scott Pagano is visiting ND very soon. It looks like a ND-OKL fight.
Notre Dame is staggering to the finish line, but were able to flip 3-4 Star Safety Jordan Genmark-Heath from California on Wednesday.
After losing commits, this hopefully will help turn a few others since ND can take 6 more. It looks like a small class and since only about 1/3 actually contribute, this short class will hurt down the line.
Former All American Tim Grunhart’s son is a preferred walk on – really good tough lineman, but is only 6ft 250lbs. Maybe he can play nose guard.