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Preseason Camp: Final video breakdown

Aug 21, 2014, 1:29 PM EDT

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It’s been a hectic last week inside the Notre Dame football program. Between suspensions, media day and the home-stretch of our A-to-Z series, it’s time to get to some football.

Our friends at FIDM and WatchND have their final practice report of fall camp. Let’s get to it.




0:09 —  Jack Nolan leads things off, before giving us a look at the assembled media enjoying stretch.

0:30 — Probably the most impressive throw of practice. Everett Golson doesn’t have a chance to step into the pass, but still launches a perfect ball to Amir Carlisle, who beats Matthias Farley for the touchdown.

0:45 — Keep those hands down, Cody Riggs. Contact is okay, but the flag flies if the hands get to the face.

0:50 — We are going to see Jaylon Smith lay the boom quite a bit this year. Even without wrapping or taking people to the ground, Smith blows up Cam McDaniel.

0:56 — Another big collision between Smith and Greg Bryant. It’s fun to see a linebacker read his keys and meet a back in the hole.

1:00 — It’ll be interesting to see how often C.J. Prosise works into the rotation. He cuts an out route in front of Max Redfield here. Prosise has looked good in these videos and with the indefinite loss of DaVaris Daniels, he could move up the ladder and potentially play at the same time as Carlisle.

1:05 — Carlisle just torches walk-on CB Connor Cavalaris. That’s how to use speed to run a DB into the ground.

1:09 — It’s exciting to think that we’re just over a week away from not having to predict how well Greg Bryant will play. We’ll just be able to finally see it. Here’s Bryant doing a nice enough job letting his blocks set up on play stretching the right side.

1:13 — More Prosise, this time beating Farley. Next rep, Farley gets a win, breaking up a pass directed towards walk-on Eric Lee.

1:20Corey Robinson cuts a slant in front of Cole Luke.

1:22 — Golson threads a perfect throw to Robinson in between Cody Riggs and Joe Schmidt, scoring a much-needed red zone touchdown.

1:26 — In a bit of a length mismatch, Golson finds Robinson again, this time matched up with Joe Schmidt in single-coverage. Schmidt did the best that he could — even drawing a flag — but Robinson held on to it.

1:29 — Rolling left and throwing across his body, Golson does a nice job hitting a wide open Amir Carlisle for a big gain.

1:33 — Great job by Malik Zaire, threading the needle to Mike Heuerman with a good touch throw and nice gainer. Heuerman traded places with Durham Smythe, who has been battling a hamstring injury, but is expected back on Monday.

1:37 — Another backline bullet, Robinson from Golson.

1:40 — Zaire dumps a pass off to Tyler Luatua, and the big freshman starts rumbling down field.

1:43 — Schmidt gets a hand on this red zone throw, knocking it away from Ben Koyack.

1:45 — Nice catch by freshman Corey Holmes, beating senior Jalen Brown in the end zone.

1:50 — On a 50/50 ball, Robinson beats Cole Luke for a highly contested throw.

1:55 — Love the savvy Zaire shows here, pump faking and then taking off for a nice gain. Bad news worth noting: The nightmare that comes with playing man coverage is a quarterback scampering with a defensive back covering down field.

Notre Dame’s linebackers are much more athletic this year chasing runners, but it’ll be very interesting to see how the Irish do, facing two very mobile passers in consecutive weeks to start the season.

2:02 — Could’ve been a sack by Justin Utupo there. Now in the two-deep, Utupo is a disruptive player and this system could fit his game.

2:10 — Prosise beats Redfield, waits for the throw to get to him, and then beats Redfield again when he doesn’t look back for the ball.

2:20 — Transitioning to a look at the offensive line, where Harry Hiestand works with his troops. You’ve got to think that a few guys up front do a pretty great Hiestand impression.

3:15 — Right now, the Irish are rolling with Steve Elmer at right tackle, pushing Mike McGlinchey into a back-up role at both tackles.

That’s impressive work by Matt Hegarty winning a left guard job many didn’t see him winning, and adds another veteran presence up front, something that I think is important.

4:30 — Look closely, and that’s a pretty nice pass rush move by freshman Andrew Trumbetti.





  1. liv4nd - Aug 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Great to hear Robinson mentioned so much

  2. fnc111 - Aug 21, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    Robinson isn’t $EC talent. He wasn’t smart enough to get into Mississippi State. Way to go ND. Sticking with the two star players.

    • idratherbeinsouthbend - Aug 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM

      is that you John Galt?

      • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 3:07 PM

        Maybe we found his alter ego???

    • danirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 5:23 PM

      Thumbs up because I’m hoping your post is sarcasm…

  3. iamgolden4life - Aug 21, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Jaylon is going to be a str8 out STUD this year, pretty sure the sec doesn’t have a sophmore LB with that talent or as bright of a future than him. I believe he’s from Fort Wayne, Indiana in case you trolls were wondering. 9 more days. WeAreND

    • dickasman - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      Is u blak? Then holllah my fella brotha!

    • dickasman - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:23 PM

      Golden, are you reporting live from jaylon’s used cups right now? Kinda sounds like it.

    • danirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM

      I hope so!

  4. bernhtp - Aug 21, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Jaylon is getting visibly more physical. He’s stronger this year and hits harder. Combined with his speed and smarts, he’s going to light opponents up this year.

  5. irishlad19 - Aug 21, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Personally, I don’t care about the SEC, just interested in the Irish.

    • dickasman - Aug 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      Personally, I’d just wish you’d STFU retard

      • irishlad19 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:01 PM


  6. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

    Clowney is a hell of Player much better than Manti Teo. Now part of this could be from his fake Girlfriend and his inability to sway Heisman voters but with that said Jaylon in the SEC would be a stud. Jaylon playing for the Irish will be just like Manti. You guys have to understand the SEC has PRO coaching and they play the best teams in the country. ND plays FSU the rest are a joke… I mean hell we still cant beat Michigan and Bama but up 40 points on them. The SEC is Top DAwg and you guys are going to see what a true SEC Talented kid can do playing in ND’s so called hard schedule. Riggs is a hard hittin nigga.

    • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:22 PM

      John, I thought you weren’t allowed back in here unless you ate your vegetables?

    • irishdog80 - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:59 PM

      You should be permanently banned for your comment.

      • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:12 PM

        So should you…

    • mayesdays - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:41 PM

      Clown is always getting hurt. Yesterday was no different, as hurt has an apparent groin injury.

    • bearcatboy - Aug 22, 2014 at 2:45 PM

      all these alabama players get drafted high but don’t do squat. Those are the words of Collin Cowherd but I tend to agree

  7. fnc111 - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    dan = intelligent

    The rest of you, smh. I thought we all had joined the party of slapping johngalt around?

  8. tucsonfan - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:40 PM

    Is it just me, or is that the wrong video clip???

  9. golfboy66 - Aug 21, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Isn’t the use of probably the ugliest word in the English language enough to rid us of jg forever? Don’t care about the use of an “a” instead of an “er”. We all know what he meant. Lifetime ban, Keith. If this isn’t enough what is? Allowing him to ever post here again is condoning his filthy use of an appalling racial slur. No two ways about it.

    • irishdog80 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:02 PM

      I completely agree. Lifetime ban can be done based upon his computer ID.

      • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:14 PM

        BAHHH HA HA HA you must have attended the ND school of Information Technology. LOL

      • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:24 PM

        Sylvan learning center just called John.  You missed your appointment.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Its racist if a white man said it nots a blacks mans. Gets off my back Cracker Jack…

      • irishdog80 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

        Posting is race neutral. You don’t really know what race I am and I do not know what race you are.

        Permanent ban is the right decision for you.

        The good news is that you can use the time you will have on your hands to learn about college football. Truth be told, I could care less about trolls. I just don’t like it when people are severely misinformed and try to act like they know what they are talking about. You have zero credibility based upon your addled comments about college football not because you are trolling. If a troll knows what they are talking about and uses solid information to poke holes in Notre Dame football, I do not have a problem with that and would probably enjoy the banter. In your case, I have just been dumbfounded by the shallowness of your knowledge about football.

      • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:26 PM

        I’d be willing to buy you lunch when you finally say anything of value.  Happy Meals don’t cost much anyway.

  10. irishlad19 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:23 PM

    Don’t respond to JG, it just amps him up!

    • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

      John’s all fired up today!  Apparently he accidently took TWO Flintstone’s vitamins!

  11. irishdog80 - Aug 21, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Watt is with the San Diego Chargers not Kansas City…although the Chiefs could use some help at OG.

    Cool music choice…Swagger by Liquid Cinema.

  12. johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:06 PM



    Here comes the lazy Irish

    • mayesdays - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:15 PM

      Sounds like you really enjoy that “GO Cocks!” Cheer.

      Someone had to say it.

    • domerboyirish - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      It’s amazing that you can type with one hand in your pants.

    • johngaltisspeaking - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      You two are pathetic….. SEC MOFO’s

      • mayesdays - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:23 PM

        Your the one that posted your favorite cheer. I was just commenting on your enthusiasm towards it.

      • domerboyirish - Aug 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM

        John, some advice; don’t take candy from strangers in vans. It’s just Dickasman anyway…

  13. fnc111 - Aug 21, 2014 at 11:30 PM

    domerboyirish is on a roll. Keep it up.


  14. fnc111 - Aug 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Great news to report out of Cockland, South Carolina. John Galt was hit by a bus.

  15. 1whodatdaddy - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    Who the hell cares?!

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